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Community reuse and recycling event

On Tuesday 9 April between 10am and 3pm we are holding a second ‘Too Good to Throw Away’ event at St Andrews Church in Sedgley

A page for professionals to access or share home items

Community reuse and recycling event coming to Sedgley

On Tuesday 9 April between 10am and 3pm we are holding a second Too Good to Throw Away’ event at St Andrews Church in Sedgley

People will be able to donate unwanted household items that are in good working order including curtains, bedding, cushions, kitchenware, small electrical items, clothes, food and unused toiletries.

The items will then be shared between charitable organisations in the borough, including Provision House, which repurposes them for community use.

Visitors are asked to park in Castle Street car park when attending the event.

We held our first first 'Too Good to Throw Away' event in Pedmore in January and more than two tonnes of unwanted household items were donated and sent to local charity Provision House.

Please note: Residents are politely reminded that the scheme is not requesting furniture, soft furniture or white goods.

Items Guide

Our general rule is: Could another person use this?

Below are some examples of items we will gratefully accept.

  • Please note: We will only accept small items (no furniture or white goods).

About Starting Over

Are you working with a person or family who is having difficulty accessing basic home items and furniture?

Such as:

  • Bed
  • Sofa
  • Wardrobe
  • White goods (fridge, cooker)
  • Electrical items
  • Curtains, bedding, towels
  • Pots, pans, cutlery and crockery
  • Food and toiletry packages

This page is aimed at professionals to help them source household items for people most in need.

If the person you are working with is able to access some items from family, social media sites or charities first this can help to ease some of the pressure on services.

How to access household items if you need to refer a person for support

Provision House - Home starter package

Providing a range of household goods and soft furnishings, to those less fortunate, is one of the founding services that Provision House has offered our clients since 2004

Referrals must come from council or voluntary sector organisations and the organisation has to pay a delivery free of £50 and dependent on what the ask is there may be a two week waiting period.

Watch this fabulous video that tells you more:

Professionals accessing a food and toiletry package from Black Country Food Bank

Black Country Food Bank will put together a small package of food and toiletries for people who meet the need. Professionals can call the foodbank and ask for this service. You must give the foodbank a couple of hours to put items together prior to collecting.

Baby Banks

Professional funding to help people in hardship

To find out more about funding opportunities for people in hardship, view our dedicated page:

Dudley Refugee and Migrant Hub

The Dudley Refugee and Migrant Hub is a brand new service in Dudley. It is delivered by The Refugee & Migrant Centre (RMC) and Brushstrokes Community Project. Both organisations have vast experience and expertise in providing advice and support to newly arrived communities.

Help with budgeting


Multiply is a new government funded programme to help adults learn maths skills for life and work.

If you are aged 19 and over and don’t have a maths GCSE at grade C or above, or an equivalent qualification, then you can join a free maths course through Multiply.

There are free courses to help you build your confidence and ability. The focus is on having fun with numbers and learning practical skills to manage budgets and to support you to:

  • Manage your money.
  • Strengthen your skills in the workplace.
  • Improve your skills to help with better job opportunities or progress in work.
  • Help your children with the maths they are learning in school.
  • Learn about overdraft charges and interest rates and loans.

On our free courses we can also offer debt advice or referral to specialist debt services if required.

Courses are free and offered in the classroom and online. You will need to register with us so that we can identify if it is the right course for you.

Please phone or email for more information

Housing Support Team

The aim of the Housing Support Team is "to help and support vulnerable people to achieve a stable home environment, to inspire confidence, promote independence and to encourage them to improve their quality of life"

Please visit Housing Support Team page to find out more about their offer. 

Further help with budgeting

To get further support with budgeting, visit our Cost of Living help with budgeting page.

Household Support Fund

The Government has made an extra £842 million available to help the most vulnerable across England.

The Household Support Fund is there to help low income households, including families, pensioners, unpaid carers, care leavers and disabled people. It provides immediate help for those who are struggling.

Services on social media

Help can be found on social media sites such as:

There are many others services such as these out there.

If payment is required, please only pay once the item is received.

Local charity shops

Do you want to donate your “too good to throw away furniture”?

Visit our Reduce and Reuse page to find out more