Men in Sheds (Crewe)

Description

Age UK Cheshire's Men in Sheds project currently has 4 sheds, in Hartford, Ellesmere Port, Crewe and Chester. 

The ‘sheds’ are a euphemism for a club and is actually an industrial unit where men can meet to undertake a variety of activities such as woodworking, metalworking, art and computers - almost like a youth club for the over 50’s!

Frank Hayes,  Men in Sheds Senior Coordinator, comments: 

"What they all get from the 'sheds' is camaraderie and a place to go. 

Some are using skills they’ve used all their lives, at work and at play. Some have never picked up a saw, power tool or operated a lathe.

It’s a chance to learn new skills - or just pop along for a brew and a chat! Men find it far easier to chat around doing something, and with other men than they do in more formal surroundings.

The guys have come together to form new friendships, men from all walks of life.  They’ve even been known to meet outside of the shed socially."

Community

Sheds have an important place in the local community by undertaking work for other charitable organisations, council groups and churches and even the elderly residents in the community.

There are now around 100 Sheds in the UK and many more at the planning stage following the initiative taken by Age UK Cheshire, helped by the formation of a UK Men’s Shed Association, offering help and support in setting up prospective new sheds.

Age UK Cheshire is currently looking at how the idea can be adapted to meet the needs of the veterans community offering a range of activities and services with other forces charities, in a friendly all inclusive environment.

Service Details

Locations:
Unit 16, Brierley Business Park, Mirion Street, Crewe, CW1 2AZ (directions displayed on map)
Organisation:
Age UK Cheshire
Service Type:
Things to Do
Website:
How is the service provided?:
  • Face to face
Areas covered in Cheshire East:
  • Crewe
  • Nantwich
Is a referral required?:
No
Accessibility aids and support available:
  • Accessible Parking
Age Band:
  • Adults (18+)
  • Older People (65+)
Provides support to:
  • People with mental health difficulties
  • Older people
  • People with an acquired brain injury
Sector Type:
  • Registered Charity
Age Range:
50+

Opening Times

Days service available:
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
Opening Times - Monday:
10am - 4pm
Opening Times - Tuesday:
10am - 4pm
Opening Times - Wednesday:
10am - 4pm
Opening Times - Thursday:
10am - 4pm
Opening Times - Friday:
-
Opening Times - Saturday:
-
Opening Times - Sunday:
-
Additional Opening Times:

This page was last updated on 03 May 2018

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Contact Details

Contact Name:
Joe Ashton
Role:
General contact details
Telephone:
01270 748645
Email:
joe.ashton@ageukcheshire.org.uk

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