What does FRAME do and what does the name stand for?
FRAME provides meaningful occupation, work practice,
training and employment opportunities to people with disabilities, including those with mental ill health,
learning disability and/or people that are socially excluded and disadvantaged. Opportunities are provided through the operation of a community
re-use projects and a horticultural project.
In 1994, when FRAME was first established,
the name stood for 'Furniture Recycled and Managed Effectively'. As FRAME developed
this unwieldy name was no longer used and the organisation is now simply known
as 'Pembrokeshire FRAME' linking it to the county that it serves.
What can I purchase at
Furniture, clothing, bric-a-brac, bedding, lampshades,
books, toys, pots and pans, cutlery and much, much
Who can purchase from FRAME?
can! All members of the general public are welcome.
People on benefit and pensioners will get 10% discount on proof of benefit.
People referred to FRAME by a recognised agency may under certain circumstances
be eligible for items completely free of charge.
All items of furniture displayed for re-use have been assessed for safety under
the second hand consumer goods act 1994.
Donations and collections
aims to carry out all requests for collection within a two week period, please
be aware that we are very busy, and it is extremely difficult for us to arrange
collections at short notice.
Collection of all donated items is free of charge, however with the rising cost of fuel any donation is greatfully recieved. FRAME collects items from
all areas of Pembrokeshire.
FRAME only collects and delivers in Pembrokeshire. Donations may be dropped
off at the Merlins Bridge, Pembroke Dock and Goodwick sites.
are made throughout Pembrokeshire each week.
What happens to my donation?
is a registered charity all income is used to further the aims and objectives
of the charity. Profits are not distributed to shareholders but are re-invested
to provide additional services to people with disabilities.
Who can volunteer?
can volunteer with FRAME.
Will volunteering affect
has considerable experience working with volunteers who receive benefits. All
benefit rulings agree that voluntary work is allowed for a 'not for profit'
organisation like FRAME, where only reasonable expenses are paid.
Volunteering should not affect someone's income support as long as they are
not receiving any money other than reimbursement of expenses.
The 16 hour rule no longer applies. You can volunteer for as long as you want.
People often worry that starting to volunteer will automatically trigger an
investigation into their need to claim incapacity benefit, but in fact this
Job Seekers Allowance
People on JSA can do as much voluntary work as they want as long as they remain
available for work. This means that they will have to show that they are looking
for work and applying for jobs where appropriate, attend interviews at the job
centre and sign on. If an individual is volunteering they are entitled to 48
hours notice if they have to attend an interview and a weeks notice before starting
Disability Living Allowance is not affected
Individuals in receipt of benefit are asked to inform their advisors if they
take up voluntary work. It is good practice to let them know, but it is entirely
up to the volunteer whether they do so or not.
If you would like to volunteer but still have concerns, please contact FRAME
for further information.