One of Sussex Green Living’s outreach iniatives run with lots of volunteers is the Horsham Repair Cafe.
After a short closure in April, May and June, we started a drop and collect service, sadly the physical repair cafe is currently closed. For the current status please visit https://www.horshamrepaircafe.org.uk/
We are encouraging people to have a repair consultation using Zoom video meetings prior to a ‘drop and collect’ service. This will help establish if the item needs parts ordering and its likelihood of success.
Textile, electrical and general household repairs – our volunteer repairer will assess the item and inform you if there is a need to purchase any parts/materials. If you agree to the costs on collection you will be asked to pay those costs. Donations are left to your discretion but as a guide the average donation is £5.00 for a straight forward repair whilst £10 is appropriate for a more complicated repair. Donations can be made by cash, cheque or credit card at the Horsham Repair Cafe/through the volunteer/Jill or by BACS as seen here or via this PayPal donation page
Computer and I.T. repairs – these will be carried out by Cliff Jackson from Easyline Comms. If the problem can be resolved over the phone or within half an hour you are welcome to give a voluntary donation to the Horsham Repair Cafe. Often computer repairs involve parts and can be quite time consuming. If it is estimated it will take longer than half an hour and or involves parts Cliff will provide a quote to you, and on acceptance of the costs he will carry out the work. On returning the item repaired he will raise an invoice for any parts and his agreed time which you will need to pay direct to Easyline Comms. On collection of the item from the Quaker Meeting House on an agreed day and time, if you would like to give a donation to the Horsham Repair Café that is your choice, or you can use the online donation link above.
Cleaning and personal hygiene bottle refill service – when the Horsham Repair Cafe reopens you do not need to book the bottle refill service, but only one customer will be allowed in the building for refills at any one time. The refills are offered by the Horsham Quakers at the Quaker Meeting House as part of the Horsham Repair Cafe.
When open strict covid precautions have to be adhered to:
Booking form must be completed and arrival time agreed prior to the repair café day
Face masks essential for everyone
Everyone to use hand sanitiser at entrance
Fixed pre-booked appointment time 30-minute slots – time to repair and clean between customers
1 person per repair allowed in the building
1 person for refills allowed in the building at one time
Energy advice and switching can be offered online or at a specific time by prior booking
Customers must stay in porch or outside until their appointment time
We are always looking for volunteers, so get in touch or come and meet us and see how you can get involved! Join us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, or sign up to receive our latest news (it only takes two seconds to add your email address – simply click on black ‘Follow‘ tab on bottom right of this screen!). Feel free to also send us an email using our contact form, or come and say hello at our events like the Horsham Climate Cafe or the Horsham Repair Cafe!
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