Self Referral Scheme


Home Basics is pleased to announce their new Self Referral Scheme, where people on means-tested benefits can apply for a 25% discount on many of their purchases at either of the Home basics depots in Walkerburn and Hawick. Delivery charges are also discounted by 50%.

The new scheme is intended to enable Home Basics to help more people in the Scottish Borders who need good quality, low priced furniture and electrical items.

To be eligible, applicants must be able to produce evidence of one of the following benefits:

  • Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA)
  • Income Support
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Working Tax Credit
  • Child Tax Credit
  • Council Tax Reduction
  • Housing Benefit
  • Pension Credit
  • People on sanctions may also qualify.

Evidence would include letters from benefit agencies, housing associations, Job centre, etc.

There is a simple application form to complete which should be handed to Home Basics staff along with the evidence, which will be returned to you.

Forms are available form our depots an can be downloaded from our website.

Terms and Conditions apply.