Furniture Restoration

Gain skills for work

Our ‘Restore’ project is temporarily suspended until further notice. 

‘Restore’ is a furniture restoration programme that equips unemployed individuals with practical and employability skills training through a 3-hour session once a week. The course runs on Wednesday mornings from 9.30am-12.30pm.

The training covers topics such as:

  • Upcycling furniture
  • Handling of tools
  • Assembly and building of furniture
  • Warehouse management
  • Site safety
  • Health & safety (including use of PPE)

The course runs for 12 weeks and provides the opportunity for individuals to gain transferable skills through work experience, a reference, certificate and training & achievement log to take with them to a potential future employer. Participants will also be recommended to take advantage of the charity’s ‘Emerge’ self-esteem course and/or ‘Next Steps’ employability course, when spaces allow, in which there will be the opportunity to receive one-to-one support through a mentor.

Next Course Starts: To be confirmed. Apply now to reserve your space on our next course.
Where: The Open Hands Compassion Centre, 19 Lower Willow Street, Leicester, LE1 2HP (on the corner of Wanlip Street and Lower Willow Street)

To apply for a free space on our next course please complete a ‘Restore’ Application Form. As there are limited spaces available we ask that you consider if you are able to commit your time and effort to the course before applying. When we receive your application, we will arrange a time to meet you to check that the course is suitable for your needs.

This project runs thanks to funding from The National Community Fund.