Remap is a relatively small national charity, Approximately nine hundred members who are not fund raisers but voluntary workers making a wide range of gadgets and modifications to help people with disabilities. Our group responds to requests from occupational therapists and private individuals to help disabled people to overcome everyday challenges. We do this by adapting existing equipment, or by making new items and gadgets that are unique to the individual and not available from other sources. There is no charge for our services.
We meet monthly in Headingley to discuss our work and to allocate new jobs, though not every member is able to attend meetings due to work commitments. We enjoy problem solving and making bespoke items in wood, metal and sometimes electronics. It is rewarding for us to see the pleasure of our clients when something they thought they might never have works well for them. Some tasks are very simple and could be tackled by a competent do-it-yourself person; others are quite sophisticated. It is a great hobby for engineers who find themselves at a loose end after retiring.
There is also a need for non-practical helpers to do secretarial work, maintaining documents and keeping us up to speed with data protection issues. Do get in touch if you would like to contribute to our work or could benefit yourself from what we love to do.
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