Community Mobile Workshop

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Community Mobile Workshop

Community Mobile Workshop

Freedom Powerchairs By Freedom Powerchairs

Provide a mobile workshop to maintain & repair mobility aids; other small repairs, craft work and learning. A large trailer will provide a comprehensive mobile workshop & drop off small mobile bays.

Worthing Fundraising stage

6
backers
£9,510
pledged of £20,995
45
days left

Pledges will only be charged if the project hits its funding goal of £20,995 by 31 Aug 2018

A Unique new community service! Freedom Powerchairs is your local specialist mobility charity making bespoke mobility, aids, and specialist repairs, servicing etc. We now offer a mobile workshop fitted in a large horsebox, which can be brought to the client's house, avoiding travel to our static workshops.We/Clients can repair anything they wish. We offer supervision & training. When travelling, everything will be packed inside, using roll cages. Tools & parts bins are mounted onto perforated / louvre panels in roll cages, with toolboxes stacked inside with parts & materials. Different fit outs allow for many uses. Examples are instrument tools; small hand tools; power drills grinders & bits; brazing & soldering; gluing & sealing, woodwork tools; scooter & car tools; sockets & spanners; measuring etc. We can carry 10 such micro-workshops, strapped safely into place by wall tie-bars. Module loan is free to the disabled and at favourable rates to other local community groups.

What we'll deliver:

  • The ability to have repairs done at client's homes, so they don't have to be without their powerchair, scooter, etc.
  • Clients can do their craft work, hobbies and own repairs.
  • The community groups can borrow these facilities for training etc.
  • Use can be by us, by the client, or by a community group
  • We will insure, maintain and approve supervision.
  • We take care of supply of materials, parts, and proper waste disposal
  • Multiple units allows for groups and adds variety.
  • Community groups cn bring people together for shared activities.

Why it's a great idea:

This is a unique facility, taking workshops to the community. Whatever is needed, for artworks, crafts, hobbies, maintenance, making new mobility aids, repairs etc. this will provide a flexible solution, done or guided by our, or by local group experts. Previously, the only way for people to access workshop facilities was for them to go to the workshop. Now, they can be freed from the need to travel distances, or at all, and can do things within their local community. The mobile modules bring not only the workspace, but also equipment and both hand and power tools well beyond what one could expect to have at home, including small workbenches, allowing many more and larger tasks to be undertaken. The modules can be loaded with whatever is needed for the job on hand, so being totally adaptable to the needs of the individual groups or clients.

Steps to get it done:

  • commence delivery of 5th module
  • commence delivery of 10th module

This unique resource is an opportunity for the County to lead, as we do not know of any other like resource anywhere in the Country. This complements anything available from local mobility dealers and others, offering flexibility as to place, time and versatility.

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Location Worthing

Worthing has 6 other projects and £675,000 in potential grant funding

About the space

West Sussex

Council

Adur District Council

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How will the money be spent?Total £20,995

10 rollcage modules - £12,500 (60%)
Horsebox trailer & preparation - £4,000 (19%)
Enhance Horsebox trailer ability - £3,000 (14%)
Other - £1,495 (7%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

60%
10 rollcage modules
£12,500
19%
Horsebox trailer & preparation
£4,000
14%
Enhance Horsebox trailer ability
£3,000
7%
Other
£1,495
  • Spacehive fees
    £825
  • Transaction Fees
    £505
  • VAT
    £165

Total £20,995

Our Wish List

We're currently looking for people to offer skills and stuff to develop our project! Check out the list of what we need below and then use the 'Offer Something' button to the right to get involved.
  • If you have training in electrical or mechanical skills and would like to go on our rota of volunteers, please let us know. Whatever practical skills you have, this is an opportunity to put them to very good use, helping others in our community.
  • If you have unwanted tools of any description, workshop machine tools, roll cages, louvre panels, pegboard, wire baskets etc, we can collect.

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