The Furniture Warehouse

You can buy pre loved furniture and more at The Furniture Warehouse -and of course donate suitable items. We also have an in house team who upcycle and transform a variety of household items (upholstery etc). It’s all down to the partnership we have with South Lakeland District Council (SLDC) to provide bulky waste collection services of large household items such as electrical goods and furniture. If possible, these items are repaired and offered for sale at our site on the north side of Kendal at Mintsfeet Industrial Estate. Come on down and have a look.


Community Works

Contact us for all your property & general maintenance needs – no job too small!  We operate across the South Lakes, North Lancashire & the Eden Valley. Through our tasks Community Works provides a supported vocational environment for people with learning disabilities. Our learners work towards a ‘preparation for life and work’ entry-level certificate.


Appleby Hub

The Appleby Hub is a thriving community centre in historic Appleby-in-Westmorland. Inside it offers a tasty wholefood cafe with an ever changing menu, rooms for hire, live events & music and a range of classes that cover a wide array of hobbies & interests. We have recently begun to offer day opportunities for people with learning disabilities working in the Hub Cafe which is at the heart of this former Methodist Chapel.


The Eden Workshop

“The Eden Workshop” is the latest member of the R2W family – based at The Appleby Hub. It offers quality workshops as well as drop in crafts, developing craft kits to sell, and some Foodie Workshops and much more. We find the best tutors and invite them to share their skills. Our workshops are small & informal thus offering plenty of opportunity to interact with each other & the tutor.


Work & Learn

Our Employment Team have a proven track record in helping individuals across Cumbria achieve ways into training or work. We also work with colleges & employers. We can also provide advice on keeping people in work & support with government initiatives to encourage people back to work. Basically we can support anyone disadvantaged in the labour market. If this sounds like something for you or someone you know – get in touch.


Our programmes of activity

Education and Learning

Right2Work offers a number of different options for young people to develop and learn their skills and abilities, all of which are designed to help with finding and maintaining employment as well as supporting their independence.

Employment and Training

Supported by our Employment Team based across Cumbria, students are encouraged to build on skills that can support them towards greater independence including gaining employment.

Work Experience

Many potential job seekers use a number of areas such as traditional day services, some attend job centres or receive support from health and social care agencies.

Working with Employers

We work with a number of local businesses who have committed to actions that will create opportunities for disabled people who wish to work and improve their lives.

Supported Internships

A structured study programme specifically aimed at 16-24 year olds who have an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP) and want to move into employment, but are in need support to do so.

Building Better Opportunities

Are you hoping to get a job or get back to work but are not sure where to start or what to do Do you want to improve your wellbeing but are not sure how? Right2Work can help you feel better about yourself and improve your confidence.

Do you need a helping hand?

There are so many ways Right2Work can be of assistance, from helping with a house clearance to community services and events, guidance on support and training opportunities.

Join the Right2Work Team!

We are always happy to hear from talented individuals who may have the skills, experience and capabilities to compliment those of our team. If you think you’d like to be part of a forward-thinking community interest company, then we’d love to hear from you.


Our Partners