Transforming Highland lives.

We give people in need a new start by helping them transition from challenging places in their lives to somewhere they can realise their potential.
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About New Start Highland

We help people get back on their feet after facing hardship by providing them with the skills they need for employment, the confidence they need to engage in their community and the goods they need to make their house a home.

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We are helping Scotland move towards Net Zero

We provide furniture to those in need thanks to generous donations from our community. By committing to this approach, we ensure furniture is diverted from landfill and is instead making somebody’s house a home.

How we’re making an impact

Our Impact

105,010

number of times people in the community have used our services this year

9,246

number of items diverted from landfill over the last year

230

households supported to maintain a tenancy last month

527

essential furniture packs provided over the last year

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"Volunteering for NSH was the turning point for me on my journey of recovery from mental illness. I went from seeing myself as a ‘service user’ to becoming a person of value, with skills and confidence in my abilities."
David
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"Being at NSH has allowed me to develop my skills and confidence in a warm and supportive environment. It has provided me with opportunities I'd struggle to find elsewhere"
Rebecca
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"I get satisfaction from contributing to New Start Highland's work helping the homeless"
Colin
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"It gives me work experience without the stress of a commercial environment, building me up towards getting back to work"
Colin