Clients taking the course
Progressed to meaningful work
Oakleaf At Home believes in beautiful design and helping people.
Our range of stylish and exclusive home accessories add a personal touch to your home décor – every piece is crafted using original artwork, created by people living with mental illness.
Our social enterprise puts people at the heart of the design process, giving them space to focus and express themselves to support their mental wellbeing and take their first steps back into employment.
Beautiful home accessories that help others – what’s not to love?
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The training course offer our clients an hands on introduction into upholstery and soft furnishings
The 6-week introductory course teaches the basics of upholstery including usage of tools and refurbishing a dining room chair.
For those who enjoy the course, a further 12-week course progresses their skills to include use of machinery and cushion making.
Clients completing the 12-week course will have the opportunity to move on and join Oakleaf At Home to apply their new skills in the workshop.
We are currently working with three talented artists in our pilot phase to create a line of unique and beautiful products perfect for a special treat for yourself or gift for someone special.
Watch this space for a sneak preview of our products and our clients’ stories.
Oakleaf At Home will work alongside our client upholstery training programme to offer employment opportunities to our trainees.
A part time employment scheme, generously funded by the Enterprise Development programme in the pilot phase, will offer clients invaluable hands-on work experience in a supported environment. As well as putting upholstery training to work, clients will learn small business skills including marketing, sales and operations.
Our workshop is continually exploring ways of making sure we operate in the most environmentally friendly way possible.
Our electricity to light the workshop is sourced from a renewable energy provider. All materials removed from furniture brought to us for reupholstery is recycled through Grundon.
Their state of the art facility ensures that our upholstery waste and offcuts either creates energy from waste or new recycled fabrics. It is important to Oakleaf to help protect the environment.
Due to the prolonged working restrictions relating to Covid-19, we have taken the decision to close our commercial workshop and therefore are no longer accepting any new upholstery work enquiries.
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