What is a Men’s Shed?
The Suffolk Men’s Sheds project is a network of community spaces operating in various venues, offering different activities. These are enjoyed by men and women where sessions are arranged to share valuable skills, encourage new friendships while supporting local communities by creating or repairing items. While Garden Sheds are often solitary in nature, Men’s Sheds are the exact opposite! They are steeped in social connections, sharing knowledge and creating a stimulating environment to be enjoyed. They are held in Community Halls, portacabins, garages, old warehouses or even adapted containers. Their activities can include woodworking, metalwork, electronics, model buildings, car maintenance, furniture restoration, producing items for the local community or simply making gifts for friends and family.
Why do Mens Shed's Exist
Map of Men's Sheds
UK Men's Sheds Association Website
Suffolk Men's Shed Network
Setting up a Shed
Other services CAS can offer
How do I set up a Men’s Shed in my area?
Many local areas are now setting up Men’s Sheds with a simple process and minimal foundation work. To find out more, contact :
Telephone: 01473 345392
Telephone: 01502 558354
Based at Community Action Suffolk, they can offer support and guidance in how to open and operate a new Men’s Shed.