SHAX is now CLOSED for the Christmas break and will re-open w/c 4th January 2021 for homeless support services.
DUE TO COVID 19 WE ARE ONLY ABLE TO PROVIDE EMERGENCY STARTER PACKS AND EMERGENCY LOANS AT PRESENT
PLEASE SEE THE ATTACHED AUGUST 2020 BRIEFING PAPER & REFERRAL FORM FOR MORE INFO, THANKS
SHAX provides essential furniture and household items to local people in crisis through homelessness and/or poverty, especially those moving from emergency accommodation to a new permanent tenancy. We do this through a referral process from Support Agencies. If you are a support worker and would like to know more about our services, please download our August 2020 Agency Briefing Note and Referral Form from this page. If you’re in personal crisis, please call SHAX on 01387 245358 and we’ll try to help.
We offer three support services:
Emergency Starter Packs – which clients receive to enable them move into their new tenancy immediately. This can include crockery, cutlery, personal hygiene items and bedding.
SHAX Homemaker Scheme – a delayed payment service to help clients buy essential household goods through a jointly agreed repayment schedule.
Emergency Loan Service – where we provide a folding bed, chair(s) and small fridge to help clients feel comfortable at home until they either receive Community Care Grant goods or can afford to buy these essential items.