Community support workshop

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Community support workshop

Community support workshop

Freedom Powerchairs By Freedom Powerchairs

We want to fit out a mobile community support workshop to provide resources for the repairs & servicing of mobility equipment (and more) that aren't available anywhere else in West Sussex!

Sompting Fundraising stage

13
backers
£8,825
pledged of £14,554
82
days left

Pledges will only be charged if the project hits its funding goal of £14,554 by 11 Jan 2019

A unique new community service! Freedom Powerchairs is your local specialist mobility charity making bespoke mobility, aids, and specialist repairs, servicing etc. We propose a mobile workshop using a large horsebox trailer. This 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 traveling, 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:

  • Support the community with workshop solutions
  • Enable engagement of skills where travel is not possible
  • Provide a mobile training resource in mechanical, workdworking and related skills

Why it's a great idea:

It is by the people, for the people, and avoids the need to buy expensive tools for a "one off" job. It is intended to fill the gap beneath local hire services who rent site tools. Trials are very encouraging! 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. 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 can bring people together for shared activities. This unique resource is an opportunity for the County to lead. We do not know of any other like resource. This complements anything available from local mobility dealers and others, offering flexibility as to place, and place.

Steps to get it done:

  • Establish base
  • Fit out first 3 modules
  • Fit out second 3 modules
  • Refurbish the workshop trailer (we have the base horsebox)

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 trailer, 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 traveling, everything will be packed inside, using mobile units.Tools & parts bins are fitted into modular tool boxes with materials and parts bins. Different fit outs allow for many uses. Examples are: brazing & soldering equipment; car tools including engine cranes, jacks and stands; Cycle tools; gardening tools; gluing & sealing guns and materials; instrument tools; small hand tools; power drills grinders & bits; woodwork tools; scooter & powerchairs; sockets & spanners; measuring etc.

Location Sompting

Sompting has 11 other projects and £675,000 in potential grant funding

About the space

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Council

Worthing Borough Council

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How will the money be spent?Total £14,554

Basic trailer fit out - £4,000 (27%)
Modules with tools - phase 1 - £3,750 (26%)
Modules with tools - phase 2 - £3,750 (26%)
Enhance Trailer capability - £2,500 (17%)
Other - £554 (4%)

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.

27%
Basic trailer fit out
£4,000
26%
Modules with tools - phase 1
£3,750
26%
Modules with tools - phase 2
£3,750
17%
Enhance Trailer capability
£2,500
4%
Other
£554
  • Transaction Fees
    £254
  • Spacehive fees
    £250
  • VAT
    £50

Total £14,554

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  • Any redundant business assets, machinery, plant etc which we can either use in our workshop, or recycle please. We can collect.

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