oUR mISSION

a fUTURE FOR THE hOMELESS

We are a social enterprise – an organisation that solves problems in society using a commercial approach. Below is our mission statement which acts as a guide to everything we do.

We exist to provide paid jobs and training to the homeless

  • Rough sleeping in London increased by 42% between 2011 and 2012
  • The average life expectancy of a homeless person is just 47 years
  • Our homeless employees are paid London Living Wage and given specialist support to help them rebuild their lives

We exist to reduce landfill waste

  • Last year in the UK, households landfilled 670,000 tonnes of furniture
  • Research by industry body WRAP showed that 45% was re-usable
  • The UK will completely run out of space for landfill in 2018

We exist to produce beautiful, unique furniture

  • Each piece is an original design from a carefully selected pool of furniture makers
  • Our homeless employees are given intensive classroom and workshop training
  • They are also partnered with a “buddy”, a professional furniture maker who helps with creating the furniture