Local Repair Cafes – and energy advice and switching

What a repair cafe?

We throw away vast amounts of ‘stuff’. Often household items may have almost nothing wrong with them, and they could get a new lease of life after a simple repair. However, it may seem easier to throw something away as knowing how to make repairs is a skill that has been lost by many people.

Repair Cafés aim to bring the local community together in a free meeting place, to share skills, understanding and valuable practical knowledge.

You’ll find tools and materials to help you make any repairs you need.  Things can be repaired and remade, used for longer and don’t have to be thrown away, which is good for the pocket and for the planet. The volume of raw materials and energy needed to make new products is much reduced, and less stuff has to go to landfill.  It also cuts CO2 emissions, because manufacturing new products and recycling old ones causes CO2 to be released.

To book in for the next Burgess Hill session on 10th October (10-1pm) please email repaircafebh@gmail.com.

Please note Burgess Hill Repair Cafe does not repair microwaves, pressure cookers, bicycles or child car seats, or anything you can’t carry! Nor do they do alterations, just repairs. We operate on a cash donations basis and we provide refreshments while you wait.
Thanks for your support!

Horsham Repair Cafe re-starts face to face on 7 November. Repairs and energy advice and switching by appointment at the Unitarian Church Hall, Worthing Road, Horsham, RH12 1SL – reduced service due to covid social distancing rules

Household cleaning product and personal hygiene bottle refills at the Quaker Meeting House, Worthing Road, Horsham, RH12 1SL

Booking essential and in some cases prior to the repair cafe appointment we are able to offer ‘chats’ on the phone or Zoom with repairers enabling us to check if you can fix your item, if it is fixable by one of our volunteers and check if we or you need to buy any parts/materials. 

For more information and to book visit https://www.horshamrepaircafe.org.uk/

Crawley Down and Turners Hill Repair Cafe

next meets on 24th October At The Ark, Turners Hill and on 28 November at the Haven Centre, Crawley Down. For information about this repair cafe visit https://www.crawleydownvillage.co.uk/repair_cafe For further details contact Cllr Ian Gibson – ian.gibson@kilnwood.com or 01342 716790

Stay Safe Online

Get Online week takes place from 19 – 23 October. To help support this event, Staying Safe Online are offering FREE webinars that provide advice and tips on how to protect yourself and others online. These webinars are available on Monday 19th and Wednesday 21st October and can be booked via Eventbrite – please click the relevant link below.

19 October 10:30-12:00
21 October 13:00-14:30

In addition, on Tuesday 3 November, Get Safe Online are offering three FREE webinar sessions aimed at parents/carers, entitled Staying Safe Online, Children’s Digital World – the good, the bad and the in between. These can be booked via Eventbrite also.

3 November 10:00-11:00
3 November 13:00-14:00  
3 November 18.00-19:00  

These are FREE training sessions offering invaluable online safety tips and advice.

Visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/d/online/stay-safe-on-line/

Green Homes Grant

If you’re a homeowner or residential landlord you can apply for a Green Homes Grant voucher towards the cost of installing energy efficient improvements to your home.

Improvements could include insulating your home to reduce your energy use or installing low-carbon heating to lower the amount of carbon dioxide your home produces.

Vouchers will cover two-thirds of the cost of eligible improvements, up to a maximum government contribution of £5,000.

If you, or someone in your household, receive certain benefits you may be eligible for a voucher covering 100% of the cost of the improvements. The maximum value of the voucher is £10,000.

Act quickly. You must redeem the voucher and ensure improvements are completed by 31 March 2021.

For more information visit https://www.gov.uk/guidance/apply-for-the-green-homes-grant-scheme

Managing Change Consultancy Ltd

A warm welcome from Director, Anita Wright, to our new Managing Change Consultancy website which is being developed during the corona virus/COVID 19 pandemic lockdown.

What we hope to do is offer an opportunity for information to be shared and discussions to take place that might help older people continue to live happy lives at this unusual and scary time.

We’d love to hear from you.  Whether you’re shielding or self isolating, or whether you are working – at home or still going into work, or are one of those  wonderful people helping save lives or making sure we have food and drink or collecting domestic bin rubbish…