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Men in Sheds

Come on chaps, you might as well admit it! Lots of blokes don’t usually get involved in stuff like dancing and tai chi and tend to leave that to the ladies.

If you’re looking for something new but can’t figure out what, then perhaps our men in sheds project could be up your street.

It’s often said that ‘a shed to a man is like a handbag to a woman!’

Age Concern’s men in sheds project brings blokes together to utilise old skills and to make bespoke items like garden furniture, gates, fences and bird boxes whilst socialising with like-minded gents in the process.

The items produced are available in our retail shops  often sold at events or via our online shop and the money raised helps to keep the project running and to support Age Concern to deliver its core services.

Our men in sheds project is relatively small scale at the moment but like a rolling stone it’s now gathering momentum and we’ve grand aspirations to grow the project and its reach moving forward.

This project isn’t really about the things people make, albeit the stuff is great, it’s about looking after men and helping to improve their social, emotional and physical wellbeing by taking part in something that’s fun and gives a sense of achievement and pride.

What we offer

Social, emotional and physical wellbeing through hands-on craftsmanship!

Bespoke commissions. Made to measure items eg. hedgehog runners, custom gates and benches.

Who we support

Those taking part tend to be aged 50 years and over and are predominantly male.

What we charge

£4.00 and this includes a brew and biscuit

Items for sale vary in price, commissions are priced on an individual basis but rest assured we try to keep costs to a minimum.

When

Our Men in sheds group meets every Tuesday from 10am

We can be found at

Age Concern Lostock Hall Activity Centre, Lourdes Avenue, Lostock Hall, South Ribble, PR5 5TA

How to access

We try to be as accessible as possible and the main contact routes include:

Tel: 01772 321868

Referrals are accepted from members of the public and partner agencies alike.