The Show Room – a community shop selling upcycled home furnishings, artwork, and other artisan must-have items from local craft producers and artists - is now open! The unique store is open Monday to Friday, from 9.30am to 2.30pm, on Leeland Road in West Ealing, W13.
The Show Room is being launched by Ealing Mencap as part of their vision to challenge inequality and change attitudes towards learning disability.
Less than seven percent of people with learning disabilities are in paid work; The Show Room will be offering a route to meaningful employment opportunities in conjunction with Ealing Mencap’s Dare To Dream employment training service.
The Show Room will offer bespoke, hand-crafted, and one-off items produced by local makers including Ealing Mencap, Bead Sew Crafty, and Ealing & Hampshire House Photographic Society.
Each item for sale will have a unique story behind its creation, and with the opportunity to purchase ‘design-your-own’ products, customers themselves will have the chance to be a part of those stories.