• The Shed

    The Shed is a larger version of the typical men’s shed at the bottom of the garden – a place where he feels at home and pursues practical interests. We offer a safe, friendly and inclusive workshop, where men (and women on Fridays) come together to work, share ideas and experiences. More importantly, it’s a place where they can make friends and enjoy themselves.

    Contact for further details: Mike Barlow
    Contact phone number: 01613684974

    Day: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
    Time: Monday to Wednesday, Friday 9am - 3pm Thursday 9am - 3pm and 5.30pm - 8.30pm Saturday 10am - 1pm
    Frequency: Weekly
    Cost: £5 - £10

    Professional Referral: No
    Self Referral: Yes
    Accessible for disabled people: Yes
    Accessible for people with language needs: No

    About the host organisation

    Hosted by: The Shed
    Organisation Profile:

    Given recognition over recent years that older mens’ health issues have been overshadowed, the Shed project is aimed at engaging men who would, by dint of health or social issues, be otherwise isolated from informal and peer support. The idea is to provide somewhere where men might be more willing to listen to health information. The covert plan is to get men in one place to target them with health messages. Men, particular those over 50, tend to be fairly resistant to going to the doctor for problems that might turn out to be more serious if left.

    The Shed was formed in April 2017. The project is for men (and women on Fridays) aged 50 and over with a range of support needs who benefit from practical activities. The last survey showed more than 90% of participants reported improvements in at least two or more of the outcomes; feeling less isolated and more engaged, feeling better physically and improved wellbeing, improved self-confident and self-worth, improved relationships, a healthier lifestyle and less GPs visits.

    Charity Number: 1175457