About us

Second Time Around is a charity furniture restoration project that recycles unwanted or donated wooden furniture. Our vision is training and volunteering opportunities to promote social inclusion and independence for adults with learning disabilities.

The people that take part in the project learn many skills such as restoring furniture and gain certification to recognise their achievements. They are encouraged to interact with the wider community through business based activities, attendance of public selling events, etc. It is our aim to build confidence, increase networks and breakdown stereotypes and prejudices.

Second Time Around / Wendy's Curiositeas : By Rumsey Films : May 2019

BBC South Interview with John & Nathan : © BBC South : Jan 2019

Second Time Around - A Short Film : By Geoff Crawford : Jun 2016

Introduction to Second Time Around : By Frank Wise School & STA : Apr 2016

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STA Activity Brochure


So glad we found this fantastic Aladdin's cave. I purchased set of drawers for my son and we are all blown away love love love them, they're perfect.

Andrea Kerr

We have taken two pieces of furniture so far with outstanding results. Old relics can be made into beautiful statement pieces to jazz up your home!

Carol Anne Jephcott

Paint job made my bedside tables look amazing. Great friendly service. Good value for money.

Lavinia Bentley