Repair & repurpose
What are Repair Cafés?
Repair Cafés are free meeting places where local people can take their broken items, volunteers help to repair them. and where people may also be taught to repair their own items.
This may include:
Household items including crockery
Garden tools etc.
This video shows a Repair Café in action: About Repair Café - Repairing for a Sustainable Future (repaircafe.org)
Actions you can take
1. Set up a Repair Café in your community
Download this tool kit, developed by Ludlow Repair Café, which provides the paperwork to help new Repair Cafés set up in Shropshire. This will download as a zip file or you can find the tool kit via the Lightfoot Enterprises website (scroll down to the Tools For Change section).
2. Find a local Repair Café
Take your broken items to one of the local Repair Cafés in Shropshire. Click on the Mossy Life map below which shows you where you can find your nearest one and which dates they run
3. Volunteer with a Repair Café
Consider offering your fixing and mending skills as a volunteer