Everybody should sleep in a bed
Last year the ReUse Centre provided over 150
affordable beds to local people in need
About Our Charity
Founded in 1997 as a charitable trust called Furniture Link (Bedford), we rebranded to The ReUse Centre in 2010.
With a Furniture Warehouse and High Street Shop in Bedford, The ReUse Centre has become an established Charity and Social Enterprise supporting those suffering poverty, providing support to our wider community, and through the sale of donated pre-loved items and recycling initiatives, we help protect our environment through reducing waste entering landfill.
Like all charities, we have costs to cover so we have to charge for the items we sell. But our willing band of volunteers helps us to keep our costs down and those savings are passed on to our customers.
The ReUse Centre is open to everyone, but we particularly support our members, people in need or hardship. Members receive a discount of around 20% against the non-member price for most items. Membership is free and available to anyone receiving any means tested benefits. Click on the membership link for more details about how to apply for membership.
As a Social Firm, the company aids the local community by helping people to gain real skills, which in turn help them to get back into work. We do this through our well-recognised volunteering and work placement scheme.
We work closely with housing associations, Social Services and other charities to give the best value for money to their clients. For this, we depend heavily on the generosity of the general public to donate re-usable goods, and make financial donations to help with our costs. If you sign up for Gift Aid when you donate, we can stretch the value of that donation even further. Follow the donations link for more details.
To talk to us about any aspect of our charity, please use the 'Contact Us' button below...
Our Board of Trustees