What Shedders say
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’s great to learn new skills, get advice and sit and have a chat.
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.
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.
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.