How we operate
We have two long wheel based Luton vans to collect donations
of furniture from Central and South London. We charge £5 for furniture collections with an additional £10
charged if collection is within the congestion charge zone. Areas we cover include Westminster, Southwark, Wandsworth &
Lambeth although we will go further a field if the collection is too good to miss. Please note that acceptance of donations
is at the discretion of the driver who may refuse unsuitable items.
We operate on a referral basis only. Our client group are referred
to us via various organisations such as social services and charities. They should be in receipt of low income or social benefits.
Many of our clients consist of people moving into permanent accommodation for the first time. Such as;
· Young single parent(s)
& Asylum Seekers
People leaving rehab centres (e.g. for substance use issues)
· People with a history of mental health issues
· Those leaving hospital after a long illness
· Women escaping domestic violence
· Ex offenders
Many of our clients are provided with unfurnished
tenancies and could struggle to practice independent living due to their situations. Choosing a cooker and installing it,
for example, can sometimes be a huge stumbling block. At F.A.S.T. we guide them towards the essential items needed to furnish
a new home and hopefully ease their path to a more positive way of life.