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SBS Clockworks Project

Worthys Community Shed started out with just three members meeting each week in a Scout Hall. That was in September 2017, but we didn’t really get going until we were able to construct our own Shed / Workshop. We managed to purchase (for next to nothing) a sturdy Shed that had been used for a Fruit and Veg business within the car park of a local pub.  That building was dismantled and rebuilt in a plank by plank and screw by screw operation during the hot summer of 2018.

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Meet the Orcadians: Born 29 July 2015

It all started when a public meeting was called by Voluntary Action Orkney (VAO) to see if there was any interest in starting a Men’s Shed.  We were encouraged with over 50 people attending, we all listened to a great presentation from Dave Thomson from Westhill Men’s Shed, who pointed out some of the advantages which we all know and try to live by, i.e. looking after men’s health and wellbeing.

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Tea at Two

Quick announcement! Some of our team here at the UK Men’s Sheds Association (UKMSA) will be hosting a live session on the UKMSA Facebook group each week in an informal chat we’re calling ‘Tea at two’ on Thursdays starting on 7 October 2021.

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What does my Men’s Shed mean to me?

Every year my wife goes to Scotland for a few weeks, before she goes she has to get some to help me as I have had three stokes since 1998, It was last July when I was allocated a new social worker and she asked me about my interests, I said to her I like Ruby and enjoy the company of my dog. She said” Have you heard of the men’s shed? 

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Renew Men’s Shed: Evolution

Renew Men’s shed (soon to be known as Swindon Men’s Shed) is a project of Renew Swindon and started in October 2017. Since returning from lockdown this year in May, the membership had reduced to a handful. However, by talking to agencies and social prescribers throughout the town, the shed membership is up to 18 and likely to be over 20 by the end of the year.

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