What Shedders say
To be able to come to the shed and work and help others gives me a great deal of satisfaction. I feel a sense of worth and love the way all the men work together.
I dropped in this morning and found myself with a cup of tea in mid-meeting with Robert, Terry, Brian, Bernard and the rest. Felt lovely. Brilliant venture – like manna from heaven. I really had given up on finding a place like Men’s Shed.
Fixing, making and re-using materials has given me the motivation to improve my rented home. It improved my mental state and it gave me hope.
It gives me a reason to get up in the morning and for two days a week I feel I’m gainfully employed.I really feel good working with and helping chaps who often feel isolated in the community.I would need a very good reason not to come.
What is a Men’s Shed?
A Men's Shed is a larger version of the typical man’s shed in the garden – a place where he feels at home and pursues practical interests with a high degree of autonomy. A Men's Shed offers this to a group of such men where members share the tools and resources they need to work on projects of their own choosing at their own pace and in a safe, friendly and inclusive venue. They are places of skill-sharing and informal learning, of individual pursuits and community projects, of purpose, achievement and social interaction. A place of leisure where men come together to work.
UK Men’s Sheds in Numbers
For general enquiries and further information for Sheds please email our Men's Sheds Advisor (Kaye Lay) on firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone: 07763 021018
To contact or find out more about a specific Shed please click here to go to our map.
For all other enquiries, including speaking to someone about UKMSA and the Men’s Sheds movement, please contact our Director of Services (Anne Oxley) on 07933 954061 or email email@example.com.
Please note we are a small charity and will respond to your email or telephone call as soon as possible.