As the evenings get longer and we head from winter towards Spring, many people will be thinking how much they would love to give their home a fresh new look.

However, furnishing a property can present a significant challenge for many people, especially those on low incomes.

That doesn't need to be the case.

Whether you have just moved into a new home or need to replace existing items of furniture, appliances or flooring, there are plenty of affordable and sustainable solutions available locally.

We have published a new booklet - How and where to find affordable furniture, appliances and flooring for your Southway home - which contains helpful information, advice, tips and details of suppliers, outlets and organisations where you can access good quality furniture, flooring, appliances and electrical goods at a comparatively low cost.

The booklet also includes information on how and where to find financial advice and support with covering the costs within your budget.

Our advice team can offer you a range of other advice on managing your money, budgeting and paying your rent and bills. Read more here