Bromley Parish Church Homeless Starter Pack Scheme

Helping people to get off the starting block!

Bromley Parish Church Homeless Starter Pack Scheme is a project set up to collect household goods on a reuse basis and re-distribute them to households moving from homelessness to new tenancies. We hope to save tonnes of household goods from landfill sites.

Our Local Authority works hard to find homes for homeless people but when someone who has been on the streets or in a hostel gets the keys to their first flat, that’s all they get; a bunch of keys, a floor, walls and a roof.

In recent years we have seen a huge increase in the number of people we have helped. Currently over 160 people start afresh each year with our ‘Starter Packs’.

Please see our  website for changes and updates to the donation acceptance dates and service changes.

What we provide:


Starter Packs

Bedding pack

Duvet, Duvet cover, Pillow, Pillowcase, Sheets (fitted or flat).

Bathroom and toiletries
Bath towel, Hand towel, Face cloth, Toothbrush & Toothpaste, Soap/shower gel, Deodorant, Shampoo, Toilet rolls,  (men – razor and shaving foam).

Crockery pack
Mug/cup, Dinner plate, Tea plate, Cereal bowl, Knife, fork, dessert spoon, and tea spoon.

Pot Pack
Saucepans, Frying pan, oven proof dishes, storage containers and Kettle (new or used/pat tested).

Utility Pack
Can opener, Vegetable peeler, kitchen knives, Washing-up bowl, Washing-up liquid, Tea towels, bin liners, Multi-purpose cleaning fluid and polish, Dishcloth and dust cloth, household bleach, washing powder or liquids and light bulbs.

We are very grateful for all the goods provided by the churches and public so far and we would like to thank you for your generosity and support.

·       Do you have any unwanted household items?

·       Will you have a collection point at your place of work?

·       Could your fellow employees help make up the starter packs?

All goods donated must be good quality, clean/freshly laundered and free from stains: our team is too small to take on the task of laundering as well.

The benchmark is: Does the item have enough life in it for reuse? How would you feel if given it?

Please contact us by e-mail if you have items you wish to donate.

Financial contributions

For health and safety reasons we give new kettles, duvet and pillows; to buy these we need financial donations, which can be made by cheque (made out to Bromley Parish Church) or cash at the church offices or by mail with a note that these are intended for the starter pack scheme.  If you are paying UK tax, then please consider Gift Aid which will increase the value of your contribution.   This applies if you pay UK tax that at least equals the tax that may be reclaimed on your donation in this tax year.

Need to know more?

We would be happy to come to your church/organisation to tell more people what we do and how they can help us to achieve our goals and be environmentally friendly.

More Information

Please visit our website.



If you are already an authorised referrer click here to complete an application form.

If you are NOT an authorised referrer, please contact Anne Horner-Tree


Anne Horner-Tree: 07860 100 201 or email
Church Office:         020 8464 5244, (weekday mornings)