About Noah Enterprise
About This Shop
NOAH (New Opportunities And Horizons) is a Luton-based charity offering hope and support to people struggling against homelessness and exclusion. For 25 years NOAH has been working to provide support for people who have nowhere else to turn. With our staff team, many volunteers, and benefactors, a combination that is dedicated to seeing and helping realise the potential in people, we have come through some tough times to create an organisation that can do some extraordinary things. NOAH works with the whole person to find permanent and individually tailored pathways out of homelessness.
Our support is offered to both homeless and severely excluded people at a pace and level suited to each individual. Our support ranges from a hot meal and medical care to NVQ accredited training and we continue to provide this support long after permanent accommodation has been found.
In addition to our traditional retail outlet, the NOAH Shop in Luton’s High Town and George St, we have the Furniture Store in Church Street. This is a furniture and white goods refurbishment and re-use project that started with a few tarpaulins covering donated goods at our Welfare Centre 20 years ago. It has moved through several premises and has grown steadily to occupy a 25,000sq ft warehouse on 2 floors.
We try to give the customer the best choice and value in furniture and white goods. There is also in our Furniture Store an extensive range of new goods at unbeatable prices. Among our donated goods you will find sofas, wardrobes, dining room tables and chairs, washing machines, fridges/ freezers, and cookers. We collect large items free of charge (except for house clearance
services that are available at competitive prices).
The Furniture Store is no ordinary shop. The project offers work experience to over 100 people a year who have been longterm unemployed. We collect furniture from around Bedfordshire that would either have been dumped on the streets or sent to landfill. The profits that the project generates go back into our welfare service. Quite apart from all this, the project sells great products at great prices. With around 4,000 customers a year looking for
affordable goods, the Furniture Store is one of Luton’s best-kept secrets.