About Gateway Furniture
"Having a home is much more than having a house. A home is a place which provides warmth, family and sense of security. Its furniture and furnishings and manner of its decoration provide a sense of personal identity." – Shelter
Gateway Furniture is part of Gateway Church, committed to helping local households in need. We provide good quality second-hand furniture, domestic appliances and home starter items to help people build a home.
We collect furniture and electrical items from households across the Swindon area, which, in most cases, are then passed on to other households who would otherwise be unable to purchase core furniture items. Not only does our work support local people through the provision of furniture, but it also helps the environment, by reusing good quality items that in many cases would have ended up going to landfill.
In some cases, items donated to us are sent to our second-hand furniture charity shop in Havelock Square. Selling cheap furniture in Swindon, electricals and white goods, the proceeds from these sales go directly back into funding our referral service for local people in need.
Who can use Gateway Furniture?
Our heart is to help local people who are facing difficult circumstances, and we do not exclude anyone from accessing our services. We operate under a referral system, where other local support organisations - who are closer to the individual needs and circumstances of their client - assess what items are required.
There are currently over 60 support agencies or organisations that refer clients into us from within the local community. This includes social services, Citizens Advice, health visitors and other similar organisations. Once a referral has been made, the client comes to our shop within 21 days to complete the referral.
What can I get from Gateway Furniture?
If you have been referred from a support organisation, they will have informed us of the items that are needed. Subject to availability, we provide items within the categories below:
- Furniture: Sofas, beds, tables and chairs, wardrobes and chests of drawers.
- Household Appliances: Electric cookers, washing machines, fridges and freezers.
- Home Starter Packs: Crockery, bedding, cookware, curtains, etc.
We are a local Christian charity that strives to build community and give support to those most in need, in and around Swindon.