Spencer Contact, Northampton

updated on 25 October 2017

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Spencer Contact, a registered UK charity, furniture recycling, furniture reuse.


Company description
Table of contents Many people take for granted the fact that they have a bed to sleep in, a sofa to sit on, wardrobes to hang their clothes in, a table to eat off; but the fact is, many people are without these basic items in their home. Spencer Contact is organised and run by local Christians who desire to express God's love to all people by meeting needs and enhancing their lives. We work to relieve those in poverty and hardship in and around Northampton by supplying free second-hand furniture. To do this, we collect furniture and household goods that are no longer required and then supply them to people in need, after making sure they are cleaned and in good condition. We desire to meet the requests of all those who contact us for help regardless of the cause of their hardship and without discrimination, not needing proof of benefits or specific referrals from agencies or services (although we do accept such referrals).
All referrals are met on a strict, non-prejudicial, first-come, first-served basis. The help we give ranges from families being given all the furniture needed to furnish their house, along with bedding packs, curtains, crockery, cutlery, kitchen utensils, lampshades, mirrors and other smaller items, to those just needing the odd piece of furniture to replace items which have been broken. Having a properly furnished home is often a key factor in providing a stable environment in which families and children can live. Northampton is the third biggest town in the UK, with a population of over 212, 000 people.
According to a recent survey from the NHS Department of Health, Northampton's deprivation is higher than the average in England and about 9, 200 children live in poverty. The need in Northampton was first realised in the mid-1990s, where a local church in the Spencer area saw that people were in desperate need of furniture. They delivered furniture sourced from Daventry Contact on a hand cart to the streets around the church. In 1988-1999, a com…
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Charities, Voluntary Organisations, Charity Projects, Charities & Voluntary Organisations, Non-Profit Organisation, Public Interest
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