A HOUSING charity is looking to drum up support for its latest second-hand store.

Shelter Scotland has created a room with a view of the heart of Glasgow, making it the third furniture store the charity has opened in the country, and adding to the 36 various shops across Scotland.

Funds raised are used to help those facing poor housing or homelessness.

The new store opens tomorrow on Stockwell Street in Glasgow, next door to the charity’s Glasgow Community Hub on Osborne Street.

During 2016-2017, 3357 people from Glasgow approached Shelter Scotland for help. More than one fifth of them were currently homeless or facing homelessness that night.

“With many family incomes under pressure, buying second-hand is a great way to furnish a home for less while helping people struggling with the basic necessity of finding and keeping a home,” said Carolyn Shennan, Shelter Scotland Stockwell Street community shop manager.

“We’re extremely grateful to donors and shoppers alike and can’t wait to open our doors tomorrow.”

The items pictured highlight the high-quality furniture and furnishings available at a fraction of their cost when bought brand new, and purchases help people struggling to find or keep a home.

The store will also sell clothing and bric-a-brac and will offer access to an information station computer for people who need help to access online information about their housing rights.

Following on from successful projects in Motherwell and Rutherglen where Shelter Scotland has its existing two furniture stores, some of the stock donated will be assembled into packs for people who have been homeless and are moving into a new tenancy.