What do we do?
Simply Repair South Lakes holds repair events where you can get clothes, small electricals, furniture, toys and other household items fixed free of charge. We bring together people with skills to repair and those who want to learn to repair.
Reduce waste – Share skills – Improve wellbeing – Build communities
We live in a ‘throw away’ society where it’s often easier to buy new rather than repair what we have, and skills of mending and repair are being lost. Whilst we aim to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill we importantly provide an opportunity to bring generations together to share knowledge and skills.
There is an increasing amount of evidence to show that the repetitive, calming nature of crafting and repair can help with mental health and anxiety so another purpose is to work with community groups and schools to help address these issues. In addition our community activities help to combat loneliness by welcoming everybody and bringing people together.
We started with free ‘pop-up’ events and now also have our own premises in Staveley Mill Yard (above The Big Onion Community Shop). We run courses from time to time including sewing, crochet, kintsugi and lampshade making. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for details.
We are an enthusiastic group of volunteers and welcome anyone else who might be interested in getting involved.
Find us on Facebook www.facebook.com/SimplyRepairSL
Purposeful business start-up support
Are you interested in setting up a repair or up-cycling related business? Give is a call or check out our Future Fixers programme.