A MONTHLY pop-up shop is helping to improve the lives of Barrhead tenants by selling reused household goods at affordable prices.

The RAMH Reuse Superstore is a social enterprise, recycling and upcycling donated furniture, vintage, collectables and textiles.

It supports Barrhead Housing Association, providing household essentials for tenants moving into new accommodation.

As part of its community work at Dunterlie Resource Centre, the team has organised a new monthly pop-up shop, giving people the chance to buy additional items for their homes.

Kathleen Gallagher, of RAMH, said: “The shop is there to help people enhance their homes. We supply additional affordable houseware objects like dishes, draining boards, bread bins and cookie jars, all at affordable prices.

“We’ll take out small pieces of furniture like bedroom cabinets and table lamps, and little accessories that help turn a flat into a home.

“Given the time of year, we also had some heavy winter coats for sale, extra bedding and toys.

“Everything we sell has been donated and we’re bringing it back into use. It prevents a lot of items going to landfill, which is good for the environment.”

The RAMH Reuse Superstore is officially accredited by Revolve, the re-use quality standard from Zero Waste Scotland, ensuring everything sold is clean, safe and in good condition.

Friday’s event also had representatives from Barrhead Housing Association and Pioneer Mutual Credit Union on hand to offer advice on housing issues and finances.

Kathleen added: “Because we’re predominantly a mental health organisation we also provide free books that can help with stress and can direct people to useful services.”

The pop-up shop is set to return in January. To keep up with RAMH’S calendar of events, visit the website at www.rahm.org