Men in Sheds is a ground-breaking project for older men. Activities include woodworking, skills sharing and socialising.
Men in Sheds supports older men who want to get together, share and learn new skills all in the welcoming setting of a workshop. It also supports older men who are isolated or disengaged from their community or are experiencing major changes in life.
We provide the shed (a workshop), tools and equipment and a team of volunteers for support - but the members take part in the day-to-day running of the shed and decide on activities they want to follow including woodworking, skills sharing and socialising. Essentially, through taking control and ownership of the shed, the shed members are empowered.
What are the benefits of joining this project?
- Opportunities to socialise and make new friends
- Experience the camaraderie of working with other men
- Put practical skills to good use and share them with others
- Try something new and learn new skills
Who is this project for?
Men aged 60+
How much does it cost to become a member?
£2 per session
Find out more:
So if you, or a family member, would like to get involved in the project and visit one of our sheds, get in touch with your nearest shed:
Unit 4, Boundary Court
Gilbert Way, Burma Road Industrial Estate
Opening hours: Mon - Thurs, 9am – 4pm
Shed Directors: Peter Anderson, Alan Ormston & David Ives
t 01623 797 750
The Stores Building
Jubilee House Compound
Opening hours: Mon - Thurs, 9am – 3:30pm
Shed Directors: Sid Knowles, Les Taylor
t 0115 920 8771 (Call Monday - Thursday, 9am to 3pm)
m 07872 839 570 - Les Taylor (Call Monday to Saturday, 9am to 6pm)
Unit 2, Kilton Terrace
Opening hours: Mon - Thurs: 9am - 4pm
Shed Director: Bernard Miles
t 01909 549 078
The Men in Sheds Project is provided by Age UK Notts Men in Sheds CIC, a Registered Community Interest Company and a Company Limited by Guarantee, Registration No. 11722728, Registered in England and Wales, Registered Office 12 Shakespeare Street, Nottingham, NG1 4FQ, a wholly owned subsidiary of Age UK Nottingham & Nottinghamshire, Charity Number 1067881.