Serving the needs of the Harrogate community for nearly 25 years

Essential Needs has been working since 1995 to help people in the Harrogate community by re-using and redistributing good quality used furniture, household items and white goods to those residents in need of support.

Originally part of the Council’s ‘Community Programme’, we are now an independent registered charity run by three part time staff and supported by a steadfast group of volunteers and a governing board of trustees.

We are proud members of the Reuse Network which aims to reduce poverty, tackle waste and support disadvantaged people across the UK.

Our aims are . . .

Visit our warehouse on Back Gladstone Street to see our full stock and browse for bargains.

Develop new skills and build self-confidence by volunteering as part of our team.

Help us change lives and stop the growing mountain of landfill by donating unwanted items.

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. . . we provide furniture, bedding and appliances to nearly 500 households in the Harrogate area.

. . . our staff and volunteers give over 41,000 hours of their time to help collect and deliver our items.

. . . we stop more than 41 tonnes of furniture and electrical appliances from adding to the landfill mountain.