SHAX provides essential furniture and household items at an affordable cost to local people in need. We do this especially for people moving from emergency accommodation to a new permanent tenancy – through a referral process from Support Agencies. Clients are referred to us by their Support Worker, who we ask at come along with the client to help fulfil their need.
We offer two servicers:
Our emergency Starter Pack service, where clients receive items which allow them to move into their new tenancy immediately. This can include crockery, cutlery, personal hygiene items and bedding.
Our Homemaker Scheme – an emergency delayed payment service which allows clients to buy essential goods to the value of £100 and we jointly agree a repayment schedule. This is usually enough to ensure they have e.g. a sofa, bed, wardrobe and bedside table to start them off in their new tenancy.
Clients are referred to us from a wide range of agencies, including Apex Scotland; Alcohol & Drugs Support; local Registered Social Landlords; SACRO; the NHS and Council Social Work departments. If you are a support worker and would like to know more about our services, please contact us on via our Contact page.