Julian House Bike Workshop is committed to offering vulnerable people opportunities to build confidence, learn skills and get a positive lift back into independence and employment.
Build-a-Bike is a six-week project-based course that has been developed in collaboration with Julian House service users. The course is intended for people with a history of homelessness, an offending background, substance misuse needs or long-term unemployment.
Build-a-Bike is a hands-on course that teaches all the skills needed to safely maintain a bike. Participants work with a workshop mechanic to fully dismantle a bike and rebuild it from its component parts. One-to-one support is available to make sure that people get the most out of their time on the course. Once the six-week course is completed, participants get to keep the bike that they have built along with a portfolio containing records of their work and an attendance certificate.
Participants can keep their bikes in good shape once the course is finished and refresh their maintenance skills by coming along to our regular Drop-in Sessions.