Changing Perceptions is a Meath Social Enterprise and is now trading alongside other retail outlets at 133 High Street, Godalming. The Changing Perceptions team comprises Meath clients, volunteers and staff, all working together on donations of preloved furniture, upcycling and repurposing each piece before selling on to customers through their High Street saleroom. All of the staff and volunteers pride themselves on providing real support for people with challenging conditions which empowers and enables their involvement in a friendly, fashionable and rewarding activity that reduces stigma and brings about a true sense of community.
The popularity of Changing Perceptions within the town has grown throughout the past few years, with many more volunteers signing up as a result of having stopped for coffee or having purchased an item of upcycled furniture and then bought into the whole ethos. Changing Perceptions’ also has a quirky Café which sells Fair Trade teas and Barista coffee plus home-made cakes and light lunches. It has proved a popular meeting place in Godalming for families and business people alike.
Thanks to a generous donation Changing Perceptions now have a wheelchair stair lift and really are entirely disability friendly.
The team at Changing Perceptions were delighted to win “Best Window” award in 2018 from Godalming Borough Council.
“It’s furniture with
attitude and a conscience. ”
Furthermore, the highly responsible recycling ethos of the enterprise – keeping items from landfill and turning them into highly original painted pieces of quality has already made it a destination of choice for people seeking to endorse its environmentally friendly focus. In 2018 Changing Perceptions started selling Eco Cups.Furniture donations welcomed
“ Our furniture goes from shabby to chic ”