WoodworkThe Shed is run by a team of experienced and enthusiastic staff and volunteers who are able to support a wide range of projects. We open Monday to Friday 9:00am to 3:00pm with a small fee (£6 for half-day and £12 full day). Monday to Thursday is men only while Friday is mixed.
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Day: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, SaturdayTime: Monday to Friday 9:00am to 3:00pm with a small fee (£6 for half-day and £12 full day). Monday to Thursday is men only while Friday is mixed.Frequency: WeeklyCost: £5 - £10, £10 - £15
Professional Referral: YesSelf Referral: YesAccessible for disabled people: YesAccessible for people with language needs: No
About the host organisationHosted by: The ShedOrganisation 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