Manchester City Council

Benefits & support Get essential items of furniture

You may be entitled to get essential furniture or household goods if you are moving home for urgent reasons because:

  • you fear violence at your current address; or
  • you have significant health or care needs; or
  • you have suffered a disaster or emergency; or
  • your move is part of a supported resettlement programme or emergency rehousing.

You may also be entitled to essential furniture or household goods to support someone to stay within their home and maintain independent living.

We only provide goods, not cash. Each item will be delivered to your home, installed if necessary, and will come with a one-year warranty. 

See if you're eligible

To apply you must:

  • live in the area covered by Manchester City Council; and
  • be 16 or over; and
  • have no capital or savings; and
  • get one of the following benefits: Income Support, Jobseeker's Allowance, Employment and Support Allowance or Guaranteed Pension Credit

You apply through our 'welfare provision' scheme. You can only apply online, and you will need to know your National Insurance number.  See where you can use computers for free.

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