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The Repair Academy is a social enterprise start up dedicated to reducing waste, providing skills and training for young people and offering affordable goods to low-income households.  

It was officially opened in Calne by Wiltshire Council leader Jane Scott OBE on 29 April 2014. 

The Repair Academy aims to create a social, economic and environmental value by transforming unwanted household products into desirable goods, support people in need by helping them gain skills for employment and life and to change public opinion to make used and repaired items more attractive. 

Through working with partners such as The Hills Group, Wiltshire Council, KFR, Wiltshire College, Community First, Waste Not Want Not and the Trussell Trust, over 1050 vulnerable people and their families have received furniture and white goods through the work of the Repair Academy.

The Repair Academy developed from collecting from three pilot HRC sites to collecting white goods, furniture and Bric-a-Brac from 9 of the HRC sites across Wiltshire. It has so far saved over 60 tons of items from the waste stream and put them back into re-use.  
Collections across all 11 HRC sites will be in place by early 2017.

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The Repair Academy will continue to develop its programme of events and activities throughout 2017.

Collections across all 11 HRC sites will be in place by early 2017.
Shabby Chic and White Goods taster sessions will be run on a quarterly basis depending on demand. 

For more information about the Repair Academy or to get involved contact them:

Tel: 07951096210

Address: The Repair Academy, Unit 3-5, Porte Marsh Industrial Estate, Porte Marsh Road, Calne, Wiltshire, SN11 9BW

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