Our charity shop sells a fantastic range of good quality second-hand items and new goods. We sell a wide range of products from clothing, shoes and accessories to books, music, toys and homewares. We also have greeting cards for all occasions, pin badges and small gifts. By shopping with us you’re helping to fund our life-saving research.
Volunteer in our charity shop
Our shop wouldn’t be able to run without the help of a fantastic volunteer team. Our volunteers help with everything from merchandising on the shop floor and giving great customer service at the till to sorting and pricing the generous donations we are given in the back office.
Whether you have a specific skill or interest or just want to try something new, we have a role for everyone. Find out more about volunteering in our shops.
Donate clothes, books, toys and more
Don’t throw away your unwanted items. Our charity shop needs good quality clothes, bags, shoes, books, CDs, DVDs, toys and more.
Order free donation bags online, fill them up and drop them off at our shop, or call us to arrange a free collection from your home. Find out how to declutter, fill bags and fund life saving research.
How to volunteer in this shop
Call the number on this page to find out which roles your local shop has available. As a shop volunteer you are the visible face of the charity and make a big difference to how the public sees us and the work we do. You will help make our shops a success on the high street, meet new people and get retail experience.
What items can I donate?
Men’s, women’s and children’s clothing
Accessories including shoes, belts, handbags and jewellery
Quality homeware – anything from cushions to crockery
Books, CDs and DVDs
Mobile phones and used printer cartridges
Electricals (but please check with your local shop before you donate these)
What not to donate
White goods such as fridges and washing machines
Damaged or broken goods
Please contact your local council if you wish to dispose of these.
How to donate
Find your nearest shop and drop in your donations. Each bag that you donate to us could be worth £25, based on the average bag value, which goes directly to supporting our groundbreaking work.
23 Brown Street
Tayside Deaf Hub is the Community Centre where Deaf Links, Dundee Deaf Sport and Social Club and Tayside Deaf Forum are based.
Deaf Links run services, activities and learning that truly reflect the needs of deaf and sensory impaired people in the area, empowering them to become equal and active members of the communities they live in.
Located on the ground floor of the Old Mill in Brown Street, Dundee, near the city centre, Tayside Deaf Hub premises are extensive.
c/o Digby Brown Solicitors
Caledonian House, Greenmarket
We offer free support, information and services for people with a brain injury, their families and carers.
Community Cookit is a Tayside wide community health initiative delivered in partnership with NHS Tayside, Health & Inequalities Team and Perth & Kinross Council. The initiative uses a Train the Trainer model, whereby individuals are provided with a basic level of nutrition knowledge and guidance on how to plan and deliver a cooking skills course in the community. The training is centred on the use of the C.A.N. Cookit Resource, which comprises of a selection of recipes, posters and nutritional game activities. The resource was originally developed by NHS Ayrshire & Arran, and has since been further developed by NHS Tayside Nutrition & Dietetic Service. Once trained individuals become Cookit Coaches, and can use the C.A.N. Cookit Resource to deliver food skills work with their local community or client group.
In total, the training will take 4 and ½ days and comes in 4 parts:
1. 1 day REHIS: Elementary Food Hygiene (SCQF Level 5)
2. 1 day REHIS: Elementary Food and Health (SCQF Level 5)
3. 2 days Community Cookit
4. Community Cookit follow-up (1/2 day)
For more information or to see future training dates: http://www.knowledge.scot.nhs.uk/taysidenutrition/family-nutrition/community-cookit.aspx Sarah Morrison: firstname.lastname@example.org (Dundee and Angus)
The service is for adults with disabilities. The service aims to meet the needs of individuals for personal care, personal support needs, general counselling, advice, and guidance. The service works with other agencies to meet needs. Service users can choose to have an alternative Care at Home Provider is they so wish.
The service provides accommodation on a full board basis.
The service is provided by a manager and a team of eleven staff, including support workers and domestic staff. The service is provided on a 24 hour basis, with a constant staff presence in Dudhope Villa.
3-5 St Mary Place
It has been recognised that ageing could lead to bad habits and isolation as people are getting less active when retiring.
Lunch is made freshly and according to the need of the 50+ audience and paying particular importance to low fat and salt diet. This is one of our most famous activity, encouraging people to come out of their house and meet others in a friendly environment.
Lunches are coupled with physical activities such as Chi Gong and table tennis.
Tuesday 12:45 pm– 2:00 pm (£3.50 for members, £4:00 for non-members)
West Henderson Wynd
Verdant Works is a world class visitor attraction which tells the story of Dundee’s industrial textile heritage in the atmospheric setting of a beautifully refurbished Mill building. Hear the tales of the mill workers, see how they lived and worked in an industry which enveloped Dundee. Explore this amazing building, see (and hear) the machines at work, and step back to a time where the Mills were the heart of Dundee.
8 Emmock Place
Welcome to your local library!
Every library offers free Wi-Fi and PC internet facilities.
Membership is free and each location has a large selection of books available to borrow. Family activities and reading groups run in a number of Community Libraries where information and digital support is also available.
Pop in and ask us about the services we offer.
University of Dundee
Games, Social Group
Perhaps the most active and welcoming Chess Club in Scotland.
For beginners to Masters, Juniors to adults. We’re always looking for new members – our membership is around 55 players. We have male and female members, the young and the old. Coaching is available.
If you want to improve your chess, play casual chess, league chess, or any kind of chess, simply come along to the club or contact us in advance to be greeted at the door.
We meet every Thursday throughout the year (Except Christmas) between 7 pm and 10.30 pm.
23 Brown Street
Sensory Impairment, Supported Employment
The Deaf Links Employability Service is a One Stop Shop to Employability and job retention for people with a Sensory Impairment throughout Tayside.
*One to One employment advice, job support and coaching.
*Information, advice and guidance for employers to support sustained employment.
*In-work support providing guidance on Access to Work.
*Interview techniques; volunteering; work placements.
*Building employability skills.
The Connections Suite offers a range of materials to support those with additional needs or sensory impairments. This includes Makaton and British Sign Language materials as well as information and resources to support reminiscence sessions and activities.
Forebank is a purpose built care home providing nursing and social care within a selection of well-equipped, recently renovated rooms. All our rooms are en-suite and designed for single occupancy. Our home is situated in a quiet residential area of Dundee within easy reach of shops, public transport, and local amenities. Dundee town centre is less than one mile away.
At Forebank, we care for residents who require residential dementia care. Our 12-bed unit is ideal for those with dementia who unfortunately can no longer live at home. Our facility offers multi-tiered care from low-level assistance to one-on-one care. Once residents with dementia enter our residential care unit, helping that person adjust to their new environment is paramount.
21 Dock Street
Many families experience challenging times, which may lead to young people becoming homeless or leaving home too soon. Safe and Sound is a free and confidential service run jointly by Relationships Scotland Family Mediation Tayside and Fife and Shelter Scotland with the aim of strengthening relationships between young people and their families. Family Mediators offer support to parents and young people who may be experiencing conflict. Initial confidential chats are offered in order for workers to get a good understanding of the needs of individual family members. Family mediation and conflict mentoring are part of a range of one to one support available to help to make practical, workable arrangements for the future, taking into account the views, needs and feelings of everyone involved.
Shelter Scotland provides a confidential service offering emotional and practical support to young people to help enable them to have safe housing. We take a client centred approach that empowers young people to take full responsibility for their choices. Shelter is a flexible service where young people are seen as often as they feel necessary. We draw on the GIRFEC policy and use the SHANARRI indicators to help identify young people’s needs in order for our project workers to support them in the best way possible. We encourage young people to remain at home, where possible but if this cannot happen we offer on going support to both help them secure and maintain a tenancy.
DV8 is a youth group for young people aged 16-25 who have issues with their sexuality, or with the sexuality of a member of their family. You can drop in on Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm .
We offer a safe and friendly environment and discuss issues affecting the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) community and their families.
Appointments can be made for any time or place which suits a young person best and if they wish, they can be accompanied by a person of their choosing; it is important that they feel comfortable.
Borrow or hire a wheelchair from the British Red Cross for a single trip or for short-term use.
Counselling is a safe place to come in and talk to someone about your alcohol use and possibly any underlying issues that may be a reason for drinking. The sessions give you the opportunity to talk to a trained practitioner and explore various aspects of life and feelings. Counselling provides a place to talk about them freely and confidentially in a more structured environment that would not be possible to do with friends or family.
Counselling is by appointment throughout the week and also on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evening until 9pm. It may be possible to arrange an appointment at a more convenient location that the Tayside Council On Alcohol offices or even on a Saturday morning.
Manhattan Business Park
Social Group, Arts & Crafts
This class is for women to come together have fun and meet new people in a safe, friendly and welcoming setting while learning to express yourself through various art projects.
The teacher and volunteer offer lots of support, encouragement and guidance with the art projects.
You do not have to have any art experience to participate in this class.
This class explores various arts and crafts methods. It is facilitated in a way that all learners fully participate in exploring the art/craft which is meaningful to them.
What can I gain?
– Confidence, self-worth, satisfaction, sense of achievement and pride
– Art skills which can then be used at home with your own families
– Positive communication skills
– English conversation skills
– Meet new people and make new friends
Wednesday, 10am – 12pm
To attend this class you need to be a member of the Dundee International Women’s Centre, find out more details from the website.