A little bit about Foundations...

Foundations Furniture began in 1996 with the help of local residents, the Local Authority and Gateshead Borough Churches Together, to address poverty and disadvantage in Gateshead.

Our charity is based in the heart of the Teams community and supports households from all across the Borough, helping them to lead safe, settled and comfortable home lives. This is made possible thanks to the generosity of residents who donate furniture and appliances to us, which we collect free of charge across Tyne and Wear and its surrounding areas.

If you are struggling financially, please call 0191 477 8337 or come to our shop at the Teams Craft Workshops, Askew Road West, Teams, NE8 2PB between 9am and 4pm Monday to Friday. (We reserve the right to refuse a sale if we believe you are planning to resell the items you buy.)

We also have items that anyone can buy – visit us in store to see our brand-new beds and mattresses or find us on eBay and Facebook Marketplace to browse our fantastic range of vintage items. Sales from eBay and Marketplace support our charity, so we can continue to help local households in need.

Find us on eBay - https://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/foundationsfurniture-uk

Find us on Facebook Marketplace – go to Marketplace and search for “Foundations Furniture”.

Foundations also provides an ethical, affordable weekly payment scheme for all new and second hand furniture. Loan applications are completed in-store and are provided by NEFirst Credit Union (keep link to NEFirst Credit Union Website).

We hope that our website provides you with everything you need to help you to get to know us better, but if not, please do not hesitate to:

  • call us on 0191 477 8337
  • pop in to see us for a chat and to have a look around
  • email us using the Contact Page