B&Q

A corporate partner of Shelter Scotland

B&Q and its parent company Kingfisher have supported Shelter and Shelter Scotland since 2017. We share the belief that everyone should have a place they can call home. Since launching our partnership, B&Q colleagues and customers have raised vital funds for Shelter and Shelter Scotland, through in-store fundraising initiatives, participating in our fundraising events, product promotions, and selling Shelter Christmas cards in stores and online. B&Q colleagues and customers also support Shelter Cymru in Wales, Housing Rights in Northern Ireland, and Focus Ireland in the Republic of Ireland.

DIY Skills Advice Service

Shelter’s DIY Skills Advisers help people to gain fundamental DIY skills to build a positive future in their homes after a prolonged period of homelessness. They also help people to improve and maintain their homes, often preventing eviction. Referrals to the DIYSA service can be received from both Shelter colleagues and support staff from local partner organisations.

The DIYSA team works with individuals, sharing their skills to enable them to participate in home improvements, teaching them how to paint, wallpaper, build flat-pack furniture and gardening. As well as support for individuals, the DIY Skills Advisers run workshops across the country to bring communities together and upskill those who attend. Shelter currently has nine DIY Skills Advisers based in Newcastle, Merseyside, Manchester, Sheffield, Birmingham, London, Bournemouth, and Bristol.

If you work at B&Q and want to join in the fight against housing injustice, contact
bandq@shelter.org.uk.

Tables with cakes and prizes. A teddy mascot is in front of the tables wearing a Shelter top ad holding a donations bucket. People are stood behind the table wearing Shelter tops.

A stall inside B&Q with confectionery and dual branded bunting. A member of B&Q staff is behind the stall holding donation buckets.

Shelter Scotland and B&Q. Working together to improve homes for all

Partner with Shelter Scotland

Interested in partnering with Shelter Scotland, or finding out more about our current corporate partnerships?

Get in touch corporate@shelter.org.uk