Reopening of Turntable
In line with Government legislation for non-essential shops in England, we are pleased to announce that we aim to reopen on April 12th for clients to visit the Warehouse and choose the items that they require.
Collections / Donations:
Having been closed for three months, we currently have a good stock of most items, with the exception of those with the highest demand - double beds, larger modern chests of drawers, fridge-freezers and electric cookers. We will prioritising collection of these items over others. Due to stock levels, we are unable to accept ANY sofas / armchairs or housewares for the time being. Collections / drop-offs involving a large number of items also cannot be accommodated at present.
If you had a collection that had to be cancelled due to the lockdown, we ask that you contact us again as we won't automatically contact you; we can't however prioritise such collections. Please bear with us, as we anticipate something on an influx of offers; there may well be a wait of several weeks before we can collect.
Items can be dropped down to us 8am-12noon Mon-Fri only, but we may have to turn them away if unsuitable or we have sufficient stock; please bear with us in this - all charity shops will be adopting the same stance - remember we've been closed for three months.
As ever, we politely ask that items are NOT selfishly left outside our premises whilst we are closed. This is fly-tipping, and is both hazardous and illegal; Turntable has to pay to dispose of such items - it might help you, but it hinders rather than helps our work. Please wait until we're open, or take items to your nearest Refuse Centre. We are not a dumping ground.
Referrals / Obtaining items from Turntable:
Many referrers continue to work from home and not see clients face-to-face. Clients will only be allowed into the Warehouse to choose items if they bring a completed Referral Form with them, or we have received an emailed copy of the Form before they visit. An appointment is not required, but as the number of clients in the warehouse is limited to two, there could be quite a wait at busy times (usually 10am - 1pm).
Please continue to follow COVID guidelines at all times: distancing, masks (unless exempt) & sanitiser; limit the number of people with you to a minimum; avoid touching items you don't intend to have; be as quick as can reasonably be expected.
As we have been closed for three months, stock levels vary enormously depending on what you require. It's likely that if you require the same items that practically every client goes for - a double bed, bedroom storage, an electric cooker / fridge-freezer / washing machine - then stock will be extremely limited.
For many a home with no furniture is stark reality
Turntable Furniture aims to improve the lives of those on very low income by providing them with the essentials to set up a home, re-using donated household items, that are in good, clean condition, that would doubtless have gone to landfill.
Kindly note: Turntable Furniture is NOT a shop and thus is unable to supply items to those merely looking for a bargain. In order to get items from us, you cannot simply turn up at the door but need to: a) be in receipt of a means-tested benefit, b) live within our area of coverage, and c) be referred to us by an approved referrer. Please see the "Need Furniture" tab for full details.
Please help us to make houses into homes by donating household items that you no longer require.
Turntable Furniture - Helping local people furnish their homes
* Images show an actual example of a dwelling in Exeter, courtesy of the client.
All items shown have been supplied by Turntable.