Furniture Matters - A Calico Group Service

Furniture Matters extensively refurbish unwanted white goods, computers, cycles and other household goods, and provides them at low cost to local people in need.

Furniture Matters also offer a range of volunteering and accredited training opportunities for people who are out of work, want to develop new skills, or want to gain vital work experience.

Working in partnership with:

Blackpool Council - Building a better community for all
Lancaster City Council - Promoting City, Coast & Countryside
Wyre Council
A sofa

Stores

Blackpool (shop)

3-5 Caunce Street
Blackpool
FY1 3DN

01253 749888

Blackpool (warehouse)

Bristol Avenue
Blackpool
FY2 0JG

01524 426622

Burnley

Centenary Court
Croft Street
Burnley
BB11 2ED

Cleveleys

106 Victoria Road
Cleveleys
FY5 1A6

01253 822725

Morecambe (warehouse)

Newgate
White Lund Industrial Estate
Morecambe
LA3 3PT

01524 426622

Morecambe (shop)

56-58 Euston Road
Morecambe
LA4 5DG

01524 422169

A washing machine

Arrange a collection

Book a free collection using our online booking form, and we’ll give you a call to confirm your booking. Alternatively, call us on 01524 426622 to arrange a booking directly.

We collect the following items:

  • Beds, mattresses and frames
  • Suites, chairs and sofas
  • Tables
  • Cabinets, drawers and wardrobes
  • Bookcases and display units
  • White goods (washers, dryers, dishwashers, etc.)
  • Home PCs and laptops
  • Bicycles.

Before booking your collection

For furniture – please check that:

  • All your items are complete and in good, reusable condition
  • Soft furnishings (sofa, bed, etc.) have a fire label attached
  • Any glass is safety glass and is kite marked or has a label identifying it as such.

We collect from:

  • Wyre
  • Blackpool
  • Morecambe & Heysham
  • Lancaster & surrounding areas
  • Carnforth, Warton, Silverdale & Arnside.

Every item you donate helps us train people in new skills, create local employment opportunities, saves items from landfill, and provides good quality reconditioned items to disadvantaged local people.

A blanket and a cushion rest on an armchair, which is next to a tall lamp

Jobs, training and volunteering

Don’t know your next step?

We can give you the skills and experience you need in order to get your dream job.

  • IT repair and refurbishment
  • White goods repair and refurbishment
  • Business admin
  • Retail
  • Warehousing
  • Cleaning
  • Delivery

We can support you no matter what you are interested in.

Our work experience programmes include a quality work placement, Maths and English functional skills and the best possible chance of progression into further education, training or employment.

As part of The Calico Group, we have a fast growing reputation for bold thinking, innovation and consistent high performance, and we have appeared in the Sunday Times Top 100 Companies To Work For List since 2009.

We have a genuine focus on unlocking individual strengths, encouraging you to be the best you can be. We promote an environment where managers and leaders are inspiring and supportive, so that you get the most out of your work.

To find out more contact 01524 426622 or email office@furniturematters.org.uk

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Helping the community

Furniture Matters’ goal is to help low income homeowners and renters buy affordable essentials: with furniture and white goods to help them set up in their home.

This particularly benefits those who may otherwise struggle, thinking their only option is to turn to the trap of high interest loans or weekly payment stores.

We extensively refurbish unwanted white goods, computers, cycles and other household goods, and provides them at low cost to local people in need.

We also offer a range of volunteering and accredited training opportunities for people who are out of work, and want to develop new skills or gain vital work experience.

In the space of twelve months, we have:

  • Collected 33,737 items
  • Recycled 14, 610 items
  • Delivered 1,610 addresses.