Repair café events reduce waste, teach skills and build community resilience. The events are run by volunteers who will try to fix anything that is brought to them (though with specialist items, do contact your local repair café.
Repair cafés are started by residents, with our support, and run by the local community. We can provide advice and support on everything from organisation, processes, insurance, fundraising, volunteer recruitment and social media.
At each repair café event, somewhere between 20 and 50 members of the public bring their damaged or broken household items for repair/advice. Typical items include electrical goods, technology, ornaments, clothes, bicycles for basic maintenance & guidance, jewellery and more! The repair café volunteers then attempt to repair the items. The visitors are encouraged to join in and learn how their item is being fixed so that they can attempt similar repair in the future.
We are a not-for-profit Community Interest Company with a management board.
Thinking of starting a repair café?