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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:

Blidworth shed

Unit 4, Boundary Court
Gilbert Way, Burma Road Industrial Estate
NG21 0RT

Opening hours: Mon - Thurs, 9am – 1pm

Volunteer Shed Managers: Peter Anderson, Alan Ormston & David Ives

t 01623 797 750 


Daybrook shed

The Stores Building
Jubilee House Compound
Nottingham Road

Opening hours: Mon - Thurs, 9.30am – 3:30pm

Lead Volunteer: Les Taylor

t 0115 920 8771 


Worksop shed

Unit 2, Kilton Terrace
Kilton Road
S80 2DQ

Opening hours: Mon - Thurs: 9am - 4pm

Lead Volunteer: Bernard Miles

t 01909 549 078


Veterans in sheds

The Stores Building
Jubilee House Compound
Nottingham Road

Opening hours: Thurs, 12.30pm – 3:30pm

t 07872 839 6065



Age UK Nottingham & Nottinghamshire is a registered charity (registered charity number 1067881) and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales (registered company number 3455485). Correspondence address: The Lifestyle Centre, 16 - 18 Bridgeway Centre, Nottingham NG2 2JD. Registered office: The Sybil Levin Centre, 577a Nuthall Rd, Nottingham NG8 6AD. 

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