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 also 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.
For more information
Simply Repair is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund and are part of the Zero Carbon Cumbria Partnership’s ambitious emission reduction programme to make Cumbria carbon neutral by 2037.
The Zero Carbon Cumbria Partnership brings together over 70 organisations in the public, private, and third sectors and is jointly chaired by Cumbria Action for Sustainability (CAfS) and Cumbria County Council.
To achieve its goal, the partnership will be delivering a range of projects and activities, many of which have been inspired and developed by local communities. A number of these community-led projects and activities, including (the Simply Repair South Lakes Café), have been made possible by a £2.5 million grant from the National Lottery Community Fund.
For more information about the Zero Carbon Cumbria Partnership, go to Zero Carbon Cumbria Programme – CAfS