The Workshop

Learning new skills and creating income at our award winning Norfolk recovery hub 

Carpentry Class

About our workshop

When building our award winning recovery hub in Norfolk, there was a list of requirements for things that we wanted. Close to the top of that list was a dedicated workshop. Thanks to funding from Public Health England, Norfolk County Council and generous supporters, our wish was granted. 

The result is a fantastic space, equipped with tools, machinery, materials and storage, from which we are able to teach furniture repair, upcycling, upholstery, jewellery making, electrical repair and cycle repair. 

Our workshop is open from 9am to 5pm from Monday to Friday. Our Next Steps Recovery Support Programme members alongside young people enrolled on our On Track Programme are able to access the space for personal projects and training courses to build their confidence and  learn new skills, with the guidance of our fully trained workshop co-ordinator and specialist trade volunteers.

What we do

During Covid, we offered 1-2-1 and small socially distanced workshop sessions. However, now that we are returning to normal, we have increased the number of workshops available with plenty more in the planning.

Our principle objectives are to provide opportunities for RSP (Recovery Support Programme) members to learn practical skills and gain experience for future employment. We need to raise sufficient income to cover the cost of running the workshop and our workshop co-ordinator wage.

 

How can you help?

There are a few things you can do to support our venture as follows:

  • Volunteer your skills in offering a trade workshop or course

  • Volunteer your time in helping us repair/upcycle items

  • Donate goods that we can upcycle and sell on

  • Donate materials that we can use in the workshop

Email [email protected] to find out more

Buy, buy, buy!

ONLINE: We have exciting plans ahead. From May onwards, you will be able to purchase our bespoke pieces through Facebook Marketplace and Etsy. Come back to visit this page shortly where we will provide links for you to follow.

AT OAK STREET: Also from May onwards we will be opening our new showroom for the general public. From 9am to 5pm on Fridays, come along and take a look at our items for sale. We can deliver items you purchase to your doorstep for a fee of £20 within a 10 mile radius. Every penny we earn from the sale of goods will go back in to the running of our workshop. You can even grab a take-away tea or coffee! There will be signage to our showroom at the rear of the building, the doors will be open or you can ring our doorbell for assistance. We hope to see you soon!