Making your house or flat a home

Whether you are moving into one of our properties or just starting out we understand the importance of obtaining good quality low cost items that can help you to live comfortably, care for your family and prevent unmanageable debt.

The Big Help Community Shops

Big Help Community Shops offer furniture, clothing, households goods and bric a brac. You can find them on Picton Road, Wavertree and Carr Meadow Hey, Bootle.

Emmaus Furniture Warehouse

A charity superstore in Sefton that sells furniture, tables, chairs, sofas, beds and antique furniture as well as washing machines, dishwashers and other white goods. You can find the warehouse at 38 Sandy Road, Seaforth, Sefton, L21 3TW.

More information can be found on their website or call them on 0151 9281588.

Local Authority Emergency Assistance Schemes (ELAS)

ELAS provides support to OVH customers experiencing severe hardship, a disaster or emergency. It is there to meet one-off needs and not ongoing expenses through the provision of redeemable vouchers, travel warrants, essential household goods or referral to a support service.

Get more information on eligibility and how to apply on the Sefton Council website.

OVH Home Starter Fund

The fund is available for new customers moving to an OVH property or for existing customers to help maintain their current homes. Applicants can apply for a one off grant to the maximum value of £450 during their tenancy. The fund can be used to provide items considered essential to maintaining a tenancy, including furniture removal, bedding, sofa, fridge, freezer, carpets, blinds, cutlery and crockery.

For more details and to apply for the Fund, contact OVH on 0300 365 1111.