Become a Shed Member

Men in Sheds is a social club for men to come together and be creative in a small workshop environment.

 

What does being a shed member mean?

By being a shed member you can benefit from the use of the wood workshop, invitations to social outings and to be a part of the team.

Members can use the workshop and tools to pursue personal or group projects. Members can also get involved in creating items commissioned from local organisations and schools.

 

What activities are available?

Activities are completely led by the members. You can make whatever you like, with help from the project officer if needed. Current member activity includes woodworking, repairs and painting. We are also in the process of creating a shed garden space.

 

Do I need to have woodwork skills to join?

No. Whether you have a background in a trade or new to woodwork there is a place for you in the shed. Activities are also not limited to woodwork; we can accommodate most creative pursuits. Men is Sheds is first and foremost a social club, if you want come in for a cup of tea and a chat you are most welcome to so!

Can women get involved? 

Of course! On Thursdays both women and men can attend the shed. Activities and membership will be the same as any other day at the shed. 

 

What costs are there for using materials?

For use of wood and tools for personal projects we do ask for a donation to the shed. There is also a member kitty for use of tea and coffee.

 

Would I benefit from one to one support?

It can sometimes be intimidating coming into a new group of people and having one to one support can be really beneficial. Other members or volunteers can help you settle into the shed and do one on one activities.  If this is something you would be interested in, please mention this to the project officer when applying.

 

How do I become a member?

To become a member please contact Emily Willey (Project Officer) on 07780655185 or email emily.willey@ageukbexley.org.uk. A visit to the shed will then be arranged or a member application sent out. Alternatively, please complete an online self-referral form.

 

I know someone who might benefit from getting involved in Men in Sheds, how can I refer a friend or family member to the shed?  

To refer a friend or family member to the shed please contact the project officer to discuss and find out more information. If the Shed is a suitable group for them, we can then arrange a shed visit for yourself and your friend/family member to see if they would like to get involved.

For more information or to refer yourself, family member or friend to this service please contact:

Emily Willey

Community Development Project Officer (Men in Sheds)

Email: emily.willey@ageukbexley.org.uk

Tel: 07780655185

For more information or to refer yourself, family member or friend to this service please contact:

Emily Willey

Community Development Project Officer (Men in Sheds)

Email: emily.willey@ageukbexley.org.uk

Tel: 07780655185

Online Self-referral Form

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