Men’s sheds or community sheds are non-profit organisations that originated in Australia, set up to advise to and improve upon the overall health of all men.
However, some sheds have expanded their remit to include anyone regardless of age or gender.
They normally operate on a local level in the community, promoting social interaction, reducing isolation and increasing levels of health and well-being.
In Australia there are currently over 900 sheds in existence, but the movement is also growing across the UK.
The UK Men’s Shed Association produced a report on the impacts of Men’s Sheds on people and communities and this report can be read here:
Men’s Sheds are now beginning to develop across Cambridgeshire and funding is available through the Innovate and Cultivate Fund if you wish to establish and develop a shed.
Fore more information on the Innovate and Cultivate Fund click here:
If you want to learn more about the shed concept why not sign up for our FREE Connecting Communities Conference in 2019.
Kate Gordon, Shed Development Officer for UK Men’s Shed Association will be the keynote speaker at this event and will be on hand to answer any questions or queries you may have.