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DoorStop Shop

Welcome to the Doorstop Shop!


What is it?

Through our online and physical store, we offer the local community an opportunity to purchase quality up-scaled and newly crafted wooden items made in our ex-rough sleepers workshop, as well as selected wooden furniture, jewellery and other useful goods of a high standard. Profits are used to help ex-rough sleepers change their lives activity, purpose and friendship.

Who runs it?

We are a local team of ethically-minded volunteers, ex-homeless, trainees and paid staff who all share a passion and vision that homelessness must be addressed and lives improved. We care and want to make a difference in our community.

Why we do it:

We want people who are caught in a cycle of homelessness and associated issues to have every opportunity of breaking free and living the lives they deserve. We do this in the short-term by supporting access to essential services and in the long-term and in the long-term by supporting learning, and developing skills including customer service, woodwork, design, admin, and sales. These are abilities that are truly life changing.

BCARS Doorstop Shop Logo

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Where do the profits go?

Some examples are as follows:

  • Train fares to see family
  • Deposits for a move-on flat
  • Costs of obtaining ID or passport
  • Purchase of white goods (eg. new fridge or washing machine)
  • Costs of a training course or qualification
  • Driving lessons to help gain employment

We ensure all the profits received go right back into supporting those who truly need help and deserve rewards for their efforts.

What can you do?

BUY         DONATE           TELL         PRAY

  • You can buy from us knowing that your money will help support our vital work and ministry in this area.
  • You can donate quality items to us for sale knowing that your items really are making a difference.
  • You can tell others about our shop: spreading the word is key too.
  • If you have faith, you can pray that this has real impact for people’s lives.

Support us today by using our online Doorstop Shop at:

For any further information please contact our Retail Manager, Rob Cox
Tel: 07514 816429

Shop opening times:
Saturdays 10am – 4pm

Wednesdays 10am – 2pm

Donations of good quality china, glassware, jewellery and vinyl records welcome!

Where to find us: The Doorstop Shop, St Mike’s Church, Poole Road, Bournemouth, BH2 5QU

items in shop

How to donate

Why Donate?

Your quality donated items are vital. They are sold online and through our shop, with all the profits from every sale going to help ex-homeless who are striving to improve their lives.  We care about recycling and restoration. You will have peace of mind that not only will you be recycling, but also restoring people.

You can trust us that your donations will make a real difference and also find a new home.

Donations can be made at The Doorstop Shop, St Mike’s Church, Poole Road, Bournemouth, BH2 5QU during open hours.

donated items