CHAS @ St Vincent's is a Community Support Project of the St Vincent de Paul Society (England & Wales).  CHAS Bradford was founded in May 1965 (original Charity Registration Number: 244980). Local volunteers provided furniture donations for those who had little and free legal housing advice to people under the threat of homelessness. In April 2012 CHAS merged into the national charity The St Vincent de Paul Society (England & Wales).

CHAS @ St Vincent's provides a variety of services to help reduce the effects of poverty on local people. We provide:

  • A Furniture Re-Use scheme so people on a low budget can purchase good quality second hand Furniture and Household Goods
  • Provision of low cost White Goods (Fridges, Electric Cookers, Washers, etc.)
  • Free specialist level Housing Advocacy to those threatened with homelessness or having problems with their landlord
  • Free specialist level Debt advice
  • Free general level advice and assistance in Welfare Benefits and Immigration
  • Free ESOL, IT and other classes
  • Free Migrant Support Drop-In
  • Free Work Club

Support from the local community has always been a main feature in our work. We welcome Volunteers to help in our shops, offices or furniture service. Please check out the Volunteering Opportunities page for more information. We also need donations for our furniture shops; we will collect them from you free of charge. High quality used goods are sold on at low cost. All funds we raise are used to help us to continue to provide for people who need our support.


The St Vincent de Paul Society (England & Wales), or SVP for short, has local groups called Conferences. Their members are mainly (though not exclusively) from the Christian faith.

Conference members offer support through visiting and assisting anyone who needs their help, regardless of personal beliefs or faith.

Along with the Community projects, Conference members operate under the following values:



We aim to show a compassion that is non-judgmental towards those with whom we work.


We respect the dignity of all in the knowledge that we are all equal.


We aim to be generous with our time, our possessions and ourselves in the service of others.


We aim to be alert to the ever changing needs in the communities in which we work and to respond accordingly in order to alleviate poverty in all its forms as well as we can.


We recognise our accountability to those we seek to help; whilst acting within the limits of our own knowledge and skills.


We respect the confidentiality of those we help, whilst recognizing that the physical and mental wellbeing of any vulnerable party must always be paramount.

CHAS @ St Vincent's is a Community Support Project of the St Vincent de Paul Society (England & Wales)

Registered Office: Romero House, 55 Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7JB

Tel: 020 7703 3030 Fax: 020 7703 5467 E-mail: info@svp.org.uk  Web: www.svp.org.uk

A Company Limited by Guarantee Registered in England & Wales No: 3174679 VAT Reg No: 945628100

Authorised and Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority FRN: 624284  Charity Registration No: 1053992

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