At Emmaus Greenwich, we support people and communities in need by providing Solidarity Furniture Aid to people experiencing furniture poverty in London.
We define furniture poverty as the inability to access, or afford to buy or maintain, any household furniture or appliance item that is essential to achieve a socially acceptable standard of living.
If you are experiencing furniture poverty, your agency worker (e.g. social worker, resettlement officer, medical practitioner) can apply for Solidarity Furniture Aid from Emmaus on your behalf to help you furnish your home. If your application is successful, you will receive a Solidarity Voucher that you can exchange for a pack of pre-selected items, subject to stock availability.
Please note that you should always apply to your local council’s Emergency Support Scheme before contacting us, as they might be able to provide you with support that is better suited to your needs. To find your local Emergency Support Scheme, please refer to this Local Welfare Assistance Finder by End Furniture Poverty.
You should always apply to your local Emergency Support Scheme before contacting us for support, as they might be able to offer support that is better suited to your individual needs. If you haven’t contacted them yet, please find your local support scheme using the link below.
If you find out that you’re not eligible for aid from your local Emergency Support Scheme, you can ask your agency worker to apply to us directly by scrolling further down on this page.
Thank you for coming to Emmaus to help support your client out of furniture poverty.
If your application to your local Emergency Support Scheme has been unsuccessful, and you’re a professional or agency worker (e.g. social worker, resettlement officer, medical practitioner) looking to apply for Solidarity Furniture Aid for your client, please apply here.