- Supporting individuals,
- Promoting community cohesion
- Alleviating poverty and
- Encouraging environmental responsibility
We are a subsidiary of the UK’s leading drug and alcohol charity Addaction and work with Addaction Service users, alongside the wider community.
What do RE:SOURCE do?RE:SOURCE collects, cleans, repairs, refurbishes and sells unwanted furniture, appliances, bikes and other goods. The items that we collect, which would have otherwise ended up in landfill, help us to make money to support our organisation's aims but also enables us to provide a real working environment for people in the local community to enjoy volunteering or gain work experience in a range of different roles.
We have two shops in Cornwall selling pre-loved, household items. In our stores you can find unique one-off pieces of furniture, the latest styles and trends, traditional wood pieces that have been built to last as well as bargain appliances, electrical goods and bikes! We offer amazing variety, helping you to find something that’s just right for you; and at prices to suit every budget.
Second hand furniture can be much cheaper than buying new items and so we work with partners to support those in the community who have financial difficulties to get the items that they need to maintain a basic standard of living for their family.
We have a dedicated team of keyworkers offering development and employment support to help people from all walks of life to build the confidence and skills they need to find a job. Our Development and Employment team work with our volunteers, Addaction service users and people in the wider community to help them face barriers to work, develop confidence and skills and find lasting employment.
We also run a holiday bike hire service using our reconditioned bikes to help holiday makers in Cornwall reduce car trips and enjoy our beautiful county, using just two wheels! This service is another way of saving waste from landfill and of generating income to help us work towards our aims.
RE:SOURCE operate as a social enterprise and so if we make any money it is reinvested to support our current activities or to develop projects that will help us to achieve more of our aims and have a greater impact.