Cornerstone is an independent charity dedicated to fostering positive change in people’s lives by creating safe housing opportunities, building communities, providing practical experience and teaching life skills.

From our workshop in Durham we hand make solid, redwood furniture for the home, garden, and commercial projects. Each piece crafted and purchased directly helps homeless people, and children who have been excluded from school, in the area.

Every £9 you spend provides one night’s accommodation for someone without a home. A full online shop will be available here soon. 

The Joinery Workshop (Durham)

Today’s professional joinery workshop covers 9000 sq ft of the Cornerstone’s flagship project but retains its simple values growing from a 10ft x 8ftf a shed in the yard of one of our supported homes……..


The Cracket (Hartlepool)

Cornerstone’s Cracket shop is not just a great place to view and buy our sheds and furniture, it is  a one-stop hub where people living in the 10% most deprived area in the UK can find out about……


Cornerstone’ Learning and Training Centre runs a joinery project that is inclusive of young people 12 to 18 who are ambitious to rejoin in learning……….

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