Maker of Equipment for People with Disabilities

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This opportunity is available in Colchester, Chelmsford, Southend on Sea, and Romford/Brentford.

Use your practical skills and ingenuity to help people with disabilities live fuller and more independent lives.  The role involves designing and making pieces of equipment for individuals who have a specific need.  Requests for help come from health professionals or directly from the public and we only help where no existing product is commercially available. You will be joining a local group of like-minded enthusiasts and with some opportunities for collaboration.We are looking for people who have practical skills, working with one or more of: metal, wood, plastic or electronics.  It is also important to be able to listen well, to understand someone’s needs, translate that into a practical design and ensure the equipment made is appropriate and safe. 

Practical considerations: 

It is essential that you have your own tools and workshop to make the equipment (or can access these) and a great help if you drive and have access to a car.  You are expected to attend a monthly meeting of the local group and all expenses are paid.

What skills do I need?

Competent worker with wood or metal possible electronics knowledge


  • Accessibility
  • DBS check required
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Ongoing support
  • Suitable for under 18s
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 01/05/2019

End Date: 01/05/2025

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Availability Details


Posted for
REMAP - Tendring

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  • Disability
  • Older People


  • Practical Skills

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