We are here to provide community-based services with a different approach.

Our basic aim is to support less privileged people who find themselves in need, who can help themselves but need some solid support to do so. The programmes through which we work are:

  • Stay Put: helping the elderly stay at home.
  • The Befriending Scheme: befriending the elderly and disabled.
  • Lots Of Shops: converting shops to residential accommodation.
  • Building Handyman: help and advice for those especially vulnerable to being taken advantage of.
  • Gillian Advocates: a project specifically designed to help people with cholangiocarcinoma

In addition, as Thrift Urban Housing has become more established, so we frequently find ourselves in contact with individuals in need who fall outside of the formal scope of the various services, and in these cases we will always try to help too.

Use this web site to find out more about what we do, and how you can help us to help others.

‘Thrift Urban Housing – helping people to help themselves’

Welcome to Thrift - helping people help themselves