Community & Charity shops
Octavia work in partnership with a number of local charities to provide services that benefit our residents or the wider local community. Initiatives such as a local credit union, debt advice, employment and training schemes or programmes designed to reduce isolation or loneliness.
The majority of work we do in this area is delivered through the Octavia Foundation, a charity we set up in 2006. The Foundation's work focuses on four areas:
- care and support for older people
- work with young people
- help with training and employment for people of all ages
- help with money and debt for people of all ages.
The Foundation's work is funded by profits made from our charity shops.
Our charity shops
Our popular charity shops have a reputation for high quality donated goods, including designer and vintage pieces. All our shops are located in west and central London, on some of the city’s most famous shopping streets. All of the profits from our charity shops go towards our work with local communities.
Our other community partners include:
The Friends of Octavia
The Friends of Kensington Day Centre