Men in Sheds

'Men in Sheds' is a scheme aimed at helping men from all walks of life, who have found themselves isolated from their wider community, to reconnect, forge new friendships and keep up those skills learned from a lifetime’s experience.

What is Men in Sheds?

'Men in Sheds' is a now global idea, originating in Australia, and has really taken off and taken root here in the North West.

Our ‘Shed’ is run from our Greater Manchester office, the Environmental Resource Centre, on Bury Road in Bolton.

Thanks to the support this past year of the Greater Manchester Police and Crime Commissioner Grant, the group have been able to actively support the local community in a number of ways.

Community ‘Friends of’ groups, schools and Lancashire Wildlife Trust projects have all benefitted from the ‘Men in Sheds’ knowledge and skills.

Some of the activities include building bird tables and houses, making memorial benches for members of the community, repairing walls, benches, gates, bug hotels, helping install reed bed filtration systems, refurbishing tools and machinery... the list is almost endless!

What do we hope to achieve?

Our ‘Men in Sheds’ group aim to build community cohesion by creating a self-help and self-sustaining group of like minded men, representative of the wider community and integral to it.

Focusing on 'make and repair' projects that benefit the individual men themselves through sustaining valuable woodworking, metalworking and engineering know-how, the aim is that those involved can find a new purpose and an outlet for their talents.

Our Men in Sheds members come from all walks of life and each have a lifetime of experience and a variety of skills to offer that would otherwise be lost to the community.

We truly are an innovative and progressive group, using the simple notion that everybody can be part of something.

Contact us

For more details or any enquires please contact our Project Officer, Adam Berry.

T: 01204 663 754
E: aberry@lancswt.org.uk

Environmental Resource Centre,
499-511 Bury Road
Bolton
BL2 6DH