Furniture Restoration

Gain skills for work

‘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 training covers topics such as:

  • Upcycling furniture
  • Handling of tools
  • Assembly and building of furniture
  • Warehouse management
  • Quality management
  • Health & safety

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: Wednesday 8th May 9.30am-12.30pm
Where: Open Hands Furniture Warehouse (Pilot House, 41 King Street, Leicester, LE1 6RN)

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.

Thanks also to our sponsors who have gifted items towards our project: