Sustain Social

EVERY WEDNESDAY 1-3PM 08/02 – 24/05 2023

Reduce, Reuse, Refresh, Relax, Recreate, Repurpose, Recycle, Reset!

Make it, mend it, learn something new…or just drop by and have a brew!

Get online, get support, get warm and cosy…come on down and have a nosey!

Each week we’ll have a new free activity to get involved with and the kettle will always be on.

Sustain Social aims to create a supportive community where you can pop in for a brew, get support from our team, get online, learn something new if you want to, get crafty with simple mini projects using household materials or repair things that might have broken around the home.

Sustainable crafting for wellbeing with ReCreate: bring your own unfinished projects or your unloved/left over wool/materials etc. to these informal drop in sessions with a focus on skill sharing, exchanging ideas and making new local connections and social interactions.

Repurposing and reusing materials where possible, participants will be encouraged to create and craft with existing materials from around the home with are both cost effective and more sustainable.

Reuse and Repair with Mike Doc: bring along your broken household items or bikes that need fixing and our ‘Doc’ will help you repair them to be reused again and again.

Items to bring along include: Motorbikes, push bikes, scooters, lawnmowers (petrol/electric), chainsaws, hedge trimmers, garden equipment, power tools (planers/saws/drills etc.), hand tools to be refurbished and sharpened, IKEA furniture for assembly, cookers (for cleaning etc.).

Just drop by and have a brew: our friendly team will be around to chat, refill your cup and offer support. Meet new people, make new friends, get warm and cosy and have a good old natter. There’s no pressure to join in the activities and there’ll always be someone to just chat to.

We’ll have board games and puzzles to while away the hours and thanks to the good folks at  PC Repair we’ll have free computers so you can get online, search for support and do those digital things you need to do.

This project has been funded by the Tameside MBC Winters Pressures Fund.