What does Pembrokeshire Frame do?
Pembrokeshire FRAME helps to change lives and make dreams come true. Our reuse projects provide support and work experience for vulnerable adults in a safe supportive environment. Our current projects currently include furniture upcycling, re-upholstery, cookery, gardening, customer services, administration, e-commerce, sorting, collection and delivery crew.
The aim of the projects is to provide adults with disabilities, mental health issues and or learning difficulties with work experience by helping them to reuse and recycle items donated to Pembrokeshire FRAME.
All the beneficiaries at Pembrokeshire FRAME can gain valuable life skills, developing more confidence and independence, through the activities provided. With these skills, individuals have a greater chance of finding paid employment.
Pembrokeshire FRAME does not just make a difference to people’s lives, it also helps to protect the environment, by recycling and reusing furniture, household goods and surplus food. All the projects and social enterprises involve participants, staff and volunteers working together to help reduce the amount of waste that reaches landfill sites.
When furniture arrives at Pembrokeshire FRAME’s workshops it can often be a bit battered or in need of attention. At Pembrokeshire FRAME we see the potential it has, and we upcycle it into something beautiful.
Pembrokeshire FRAME depends on donations of second-hand items to keep their projects running and to keep their participants meaningfully occupied and will always find ways to reuse any appropriate donations they receive often finding quirky ways to enhance them.
Pembrokeshire FRAME is highly regarded in Pembrokeshire; you will not go far without noticing one of FRAME’s vans en-route to collect or deliver furniture.
FRAME is THE place that people turn to in the county to seek affordable, quality preloved items, furniture and household goods. FRAME sites are incredibly special places, where everybody is equal, where we don’t wear labels and where you won’t be judged.
Pembrokeshire FRAME has excellent links with Pembrokeshire County Council and provides a bulky waste contract, whereby our team collect large unwanted items from households throughout Pembrokeshire. Bulky household waste includes items like household or garden furniture, bicycles, rugs, and electrical appliances such as white goods.
Social enterprise is central to the Pembrokeshire FRAME model. It provides meaningful work for participants and generates the funding that maintains our charity work.
Our social enterprises include the reuse showrooms at Merlin’s Bridge and Pembroke Dock, the One of A Kind furniture upcycling project, FRAME Furniture Surgery, the Blueskys gardening project and the Green Room conference and meeting space in The Green Shed.
Social enterprises are an integral part of our community at Pembrokeshire FRAME and help us to generate the income that ultimately helps our entire operation to be self-sustaining, something that all our social enterprises are all working towards.