Join forces and skills at the new Wollongong Repair Cafe | Illawarra Mercury

Fri May 4, 2018

If you wonder why so many people have adopted a chuck-it before fix-it approach to household goods, it could be simply not knowing how to perform simple repairs.

Simple, of course, if you know how, but if you don’t, changing the washer in a tap, repairing a bike, or repurposing old clothes can be a much harder task.

In Wollongong on Friday a new initiative called Repair Cafe kicked off, giving people the opportunity to get household goods repaired for free, while sharing skills and building social inclusion.

Arranged by local not-for-profit operators Flourish Australia, in partnership with Ability Links NSW and the National Disability Coordination Officer Program, the Repair Café promotes repairs to minimise waste.

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