REWORK is our refurbish and reuse project, where repairable whitegoods are fixed up and sold on at affordable prices. The REWORK workshop in Wandsworth is an approved authorised treatment facility (AATF) for waste electrical and electronic equipment, and one of the best equipped domestic appliance repair workshops in the country.
Our skilled engineers and trainees refurbish washing machines, fridges, cookers, microwaves and other household electrical goods to the highest safety standards. Appliances that would otherwise be scrapped, sent to recycling, or consigned to landfill, are returned to full working order and given a new lease of life. The refurbished electrical goods and furniture are then sold on to charity retailers in London and further afield.
We also sell domestic appliance parts, as well as customer returns from quality furniture retailers like John Lewis.
020 8870 7827
Improving people's prospects at REWORK
The trainees at the workshop are all people who have been on long-term job seekers allowance. The workshop employs them as apprentices in electrical engineering and maintenance, giving them the opportunity to gain experience and the skills necessary for a new career.
In 2015-16, our 29 paid trainees refurbished and sold over 4,500 domestic white goods and 2,700 items of furniture.
I've been working at REWORK now nearly two months and have had different roles with the workplace, from helping the engineers re-assemble and repair broken appliances to cleaning and preparing appliances for dispatch. From here, I hope to take newly acquired skills on into my future career and applying what I have learnt at home or my next place of work. – Joseph, Trainee
Working for REWORK has changed my life. Not only has it given me a chance to learn more about the working environment, but it taught me time management skills and how to prioritise. – Josh, Trainee
I started working for REWORK back in January and have enjoyed learning from experienced engineers in such a short space of time. I've gained some insightful and practical knowledge ... I can’t wait to learn more!! The added bonus - being able to make a difference in the world. – Alnoor, Workshop Attendant
I'm proud to be part of an ever growing charitable enterprise that creates new jobs and skills for individuals and teams alike." – Keith, Reuse Operations Manager
I started at REWORK as a volunteer in October 2012, working one day a week. Since then, I've had the privilege of becoming the Administrator and working four days a week. It’s never a dull place to work, and I'm very proud to be a member of the ‘REWORK Team’; they are a great bunch of people to work with! In that time I've watched this charitable enterprise grow from strength to strength and I'm excited about future prospects." - Vicky, Administrator
Goods to donate?
If you would like to donate unwanted household items, please visit the Furniture Re-use Network or the London Community Resource Network, where you will find projects in your area that can assist you with your collection. REWORK has a reuse area on the Civic Amenity Site for general public to drop off potential reusable items. For guidance on accepted items, please get in touch with the team. Please note, due to site management regulations, general public are not permitted to enter the REWORK workshop.
Looking to buy?
If you would like to buy second-hand household items, we recommend visiting The Loops or Petit Miracles. Alternatively, please visit the Furniture Re-use Network, where you can find projects in your area that may sell refurbished items. If you are interested in placing an order for household appliances, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for guidance on prices, or call 020 8870 7827 and speak to the team. Alternatively, you can view items for sale on REWORK's ebay store.
REWORK is operated by Groundwork London. Groundwork London's REWORK project is delivered in association with the Western Riverside Waste Authority and Cory Riverside Energy, and supported by the Masonic Charitable Foundation.