To donate items of furniture please visit our Furniture depot page. This is a list of items that depots are unable to collect. Where our volunteer groups are aware of a need within the community or have storage facility, they will, from time to time, be able to accept good condition items or food donations.
To donate clothing please check our pre-loved section here.
How we help
A request for help is a direct request or referral made by or on behalf of an individual or family during a time of need. This service is carried out by our volunteers who organise themselves into SVP groups that serve a specific locality. If we have an SVP group in your area then members of the group will visit you to understand your problem and to offer you help, where they can.
We have groups in over 1,000 locations across England and Wales so we will usually be able to help. If we are unable to help you because you require specialist advice or we do not have a group in your area we will try our best to signpost you to other organisations that can help.
Read our Frequently Asked Questions.
Where we help
These are just a few of the areas in which our local volunteer groups can help. We will aim to help if it is within the local volunteer group's capability. Many SVP groups offer a variety of social opportunities throughout the year.
Who we help
We help those in need regardless of their faith, ethnicity, status or sexual orientation. We have strict safeguarding policies and procedures and all visiting group members must hold a DBS certificate.
If you need advice or support in any of the following areas here are some third party providers suggestions who may be able to help and whom you may wish to consider: