What Shedders say

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

Bernie

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.

Chris

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.

Bill, 67

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.

Gerry

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.

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What is a Men’s Shed

Men coming together, working shoulder to shoulder making, fixing and talking. Read more

Start and manage a Shed

Learn from the experience of other Shedders how to set up and run a successful Shed. Get advice

Where they are

We are all over the UK. Find your closest Shed. Search the map

New developments

The Association aims to promote and support the development of Men’s Sheds. Find out how we are doing this. Read more

Donate

We are run by volunteers, please donate to support our work
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Contact us

For general enquiries and further information about Sheds, please email our Men’s Sheds Advisor (Kaye Lay) admin@ukmsa.org.uk or call 07763 021018.

To find your nearest shed, please click here to go to our map.

If you would like to contact our Director of Services (Victoria Little) please email dos@menssheds.org.uk or call 07900 907888.

Please note we are a small charity and will respond to your email or telephone call as soon as possible.

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