About This Shop
shekinah provides opportunities for people in recovery or seeking recovery. This may include recovery from homelessness, drug and alcohol issues, offending behaviours, or mental ill-health. shekinah believes that everyone deserves to be given another chance, and a passionate and dedicated team of staff and volunteers have worked tirelessly over the years ensuring that people in crisis are given a variety of opportunities to reach a secure and contented life.
Although the injustice of homelessness is at the core of shekinah’s work, there is an increasing demand from those people with complex needs, including mental health, substance abuse, and criminogenic behaviours. Working with key strategic partners, Shekinah helps people access support to help move away from the streets, address their health issues, learn new skills via our training centre and receive help in finding work with the support of the local business community.
Our Mission – We see the person first, so we can work together to enable them to be the person they want to be. To be a voice for individuals with multiple and complex needs. We will achieve this by listening to what they tell us, advocating for what they need, and supporting the changes that deliver that.
Over the last 28 years, shekinah has developed a comprehensive range of services for people. Whether you want support with housing, drug, and alcohol advice, benefits advice, training, education, employment, or just a listening ear.
Our charity shops offer a range of normal goods you would expect from a well-managed charity shop, but we also have lots of unusual pieces for the individual, or for the home.
We have a very loyal following and the strong presence of support from the community; their support along with partnerships, sponsors, friends, and volunteers will continue to be very important to us as it helps us to continue the work we do.