Grantown Remakery

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WHO ARE WE?

Grantown Remakery
Developing Skills and Protecting the Environment

REPAIR AND RESTORE

We live in a consumer society where items are disposed of and replaced rather than repaired and recycled.

Landfill space is running out. Items disposed of are ruining the environment. Whether through fly tipping or legitimate disposal, we are poisoning the ground that we rely upon to maintain food supplies.

We all have a responsibility to care for that environment.

We take items donated to us by the public and restore and repair them. We then make those items available for sale in our shop.

SKILLS TRAINING

A major objective of the Grantown Remakery  is to train local young people to help them in their development.

For some youngsters the transition from school to the workplace (or to higher education) can be a challenge.

Working with Grantown Grammar School, Barnardo’s and local businesses, we provide practical skills development (repairing and restoring donated items).

These skills will hopefully better equip individuals, moving them closer to fruitful engagement in the employment market.

Grantown Remakery actively supports the regeneration of Grantown High Street and Town Centre.

All funding earned by Grantown Remakery is reinvested to support young people of the area to help develop their work and employability skills and to move them closer to employment.

All services and goods required by the Remakery are purchased locally where possible.

We are currently in Partnership with Grantown Grammar School, Grantown
Compass and Barnardos. We will form partnerships with other local businesses and organisations as we develop our services.

MEET THE TEAM

Pete Carson

After a lifetime of community involvement, initially through service with The Highland Constabulary and latterly with the charity "Health & Happiness", Pete has a wealth of experience working with young people with learning disabilities and mental health issues He formed the Wildlife Wombles at Highland Wildlife Park, a group for people with a learning disability who volunteer at the park. Pete is responsible for coming up with a project for non-academic young people, who could benefit from training and working as part of a team. After three years of work with his co-founder George, in 2019 that idea finally turned into reality with the Grantown Remakery.

George Livingstone

With over 35 years of experience as a Social Worker and Manager in the Public, Private and Not for Profit sectors, George brings a wealth of experience to the Grantown Remakery project. George has been a Charity Trustee since 1985 having filled the positions of Secretary, Treasurer, Vice Chair and Chair at both Scottish and UK levels. He has significant experience in funding applications and tendering as well as business development having worked as a Business Development Director for a large Training Provider in London and East of England and developed and been Managing Director of his own company also in London and East of England. George and Pete have been working on Grantown Remakery project for more than 3 years and since opening in November 2019 have supported a number of young people to achieve Employability Skills qualifications and develop work and teamwork skills.

Tomas Jedlicka

Tomas is proud to be part of the Grantown Remakery project, his role is to guide young people in developing their manual skills along with their confidence, and helping them develop an interest in repair, refurbishment and restoration. Working together with Tomas, the young folk learn how to keep a tidy, efficient work place and also by learning the skills of repairing and recycling household items that might otherwise end up in landfill and learning how we can all make a positive contribution to the environment, while being creative and having fun at same time. Tomas is married to Shona and has two children, Simon and Luna.