We’ve teamed up with Rother Voluntary Action to offer these FREE women’s woodworking sessions in Sidley, with lunches provided by the Chaps Cooking Course!
To book contact Lindsay at RVA: 01424 217 259
Can you help our team deliver?
Collection & Delivery Driver
£8.75 PH 37 hours/week Mon-Fri
Full, clean driving license, van-driving and lifting experience, over 25? Download the full info & application form here and apply by 5pm Mon 21st August
Book your place today for our free / low-cost workshops in Hastings & Bexhill. We are offering:
Paint Effects on furniture
Mixed Crafts with upcycled materials
Upholstery for Beginners
Our workshops are a great place to learn new, practical skills in a small friendly group. All courses are 20 hours, over either 4 or 6 days, and usually run on the same day each week.
We’re very grateful to the volunteers from ZoomArts who have taken our new team photo.
The whole HFS team got together for our Summer meal; a thank-you for our volunteers and staff who work so hard all year round. The photographers from ZoomArts took the opportunity to get a photo of everyone together on the beach.
ZoomArts is a local community group that helps photographers share skills, develop expertise and exhibit work.
Would you like to join the HFS team? Read more about volunteering with us.
Our workshop team has been working on an exciting new project to reuse and upcycle unwanted bed-heads into fabulous benches for the home and garden.
Sometimes we collect bed frames that can’t be reused because parts are missing but we don’t want the wood to go to waste. These benches use up the heads, ends and slats of the bed-frames to make an attractive new piece of furniture.
It’s been a fun challenge for our workshop team. Our expert Ron has helped the volunteers to figure out how to reuse the wood and make strong sturdy bench seats. Our volunteers are local people who have enjoyed HFS courses and want to do more carpentry, restoration and painting as part of the team. Pauline, Heidi, Percival, Phil and Victor have thoroughly enjoyed the challenge and we are really proud of the stunning results.
Each bench is unique. There are children’s benches as well as full-size and we have painted several in fun bright colours.
Child-size benches are £70 full price (£45 benefit discount price) and adult-size ones are up to £195 (£145 discount price).
The benches will be on sale at our Bexhill store from Friday 28th April.
Learn skills and make items to take home with pride!
Small supportive groups of adults—no experience needed.
Tools & materials provided.
Mixed Crafts Tues 4th April 6 mornings 10-1.30 Hastings
Carpentry Thurs 13th April 6 mornings 10-1.30 Bexhill
Upholstery Weds 19th April 6 mornings 10-1.30 Hastings
Mixed Crafts Thursday 11th May 6 mornings 10-1.30 Hastings
Shabby Chic Paint Effects Tues 9th May 6 mornings 10-1.30 Hastings
Furniture Restoration Thurs 25th May 6 mornings 10-1.30 Bexhill
Upholstery Saturday 27th May 4 days 10-3 Hastings
Course fees are £60 per course. Free for people in receipt of means-tested benefits.
Pay a refundable deposit to book your place.
Learn more about HFS in seconds with our Did You Know slideshow (click the picture to view)
Our springtime workshop dates are now available!
Join a small, supportive group to enjoy decoupage, furniture restoration, carpentry or paint effects at one of our workshops in Hastings or Bexhill.
Free or low cost – discounts for low income households. All materials and tools provided.
Make something special to take home with pride.