Repair cafés are community events which match people with broken household items with skilled people who can support them to fix their item. The purpose of the events is to bring about a shift away from consumerism while enabling skill-sharing and community building.
In recent years we have received grant funding to support community repair initiatives. Working in partnership with Oxfordshire County Council and many community action groups we have developed new guides, supported new groups to get started, trained people up in basic repair skills, and raised the profile of repair cafés across Oxfordshire. Our funding for this project has recently ended but there is still lots happening and support available from our staff team and the many experienced volunteers in our network.
There are a number of groups running such events across Oxfordshire – check out our events section for one happening near you!
Check out the most recent events on our Facebook page.