Men in Sheds
Men in Sheds is an exciting new project for older men in Nottinghamshire, based on the very successful Australian Men’s Shed movement.
It aims to bring older men together to put their practical skills to good use and encourage them to be more socially active.
What is Men In Sheds?
Men In Sheds is a project specifically for men aged 60 years and over. It provides a well equipped workshop where men can work together on a range of practical activities. Activities mainly focus on wood-working and furniture restoration, but new project ideas are always welcome. The products made are sold to support the project and the work of Age UK Nottingham & Nottinghamshire.
Members can put their skills to good use, share their knowledge, learn new skills and generally put the world to rights over a cup of tea. Members come from a wide variety of backgrounds ranging from highly skilled to those with little or no experience, but all work together and there is a role for everyone.
What are the benefits of joining the Men In Sheds project?
It gives men the chance to:
- Make new friends.
- Experience the camaraderie of working with other men.
- Put practical skills to good use and also share them with others.
- Try something new and learn new skills.
- Support their local community.
- Learn about other activities and services in the area.
Our co-ordinator is on hand to offer support and encouragement.
Where is it based?
The ‘shed’ is actually a well equipped workshop space within a warehouse in Blidworth, Nottinghamshire.
Who can join Men In Sheds?
The project is for men age 60 years and over. You do not need any experience or specific skills.
Volunteers are required to help run a workshop for this marvellous project. It is run specifically for men over 60 years, providing a well equipped workshop space where men can work together on a range of practical activities. There are currently ‘sheds’ in Blidworth and Nottingham. Key tasks include opening the workshop, preparing and supervising the session, ensuring safety guidelines are followed and being welcoming and supportive to members to encourage their involvement.
How do I access Men in Sheds?
The shed co-ordinator is
Mick Connelly and his contact details are:
t 01623 797 750
m 0787 2839570
He will arrange for you to visit the shed to find out more.
Men In Sheds welcomes enquiries from family, friends, social workers and other professionals.
Interested in volunteering?
The Men in Sheds service has a team of trained volunteers. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, then please contact Mick Connelly for more information.