Men in Sheds Hull

Men in Sheds Hull

At a glance

Causes

  • Men
  • Older people / later life

Other details

Organisation type: 
Charity
Geographical remit: 
Local

Objectives

Barry Cooper is the original founder of Men in Sheds (Hull).  After suffering from a number of strokes and feeling isolated due to retirement, he set about establishing a Hull based Men in Sheds after watching a television series about the Australian movement.  Our vision is to provide a safe, inclusive and supportive space where members can meet, have fun, engage in projects and take part in activities ensuring that Men in Sheds Hull develops into a valuable facility supported by a thriving and active membership.

Activities

Members of Men in Sheds Hull come together two days a week to socialise, share and learn new skills as well as carry out practical activities.  The shed is currently open from 10.00 am – 4.00 pm each Tuesday and Thursday.  Wood and metalwork are the most popular activities at the Shed which has a fully equipped workshop for members to take advantage of.  At the opposite end of the Shed there is a social room where members can enjoy a cup of tea and a chat.

The majority of the members are retired and over the age of 65. The Shed provides the tools and resources the men need to work on projects of their choosing, at their own pace, in a safe and inclusive environment. The charity also organises social events such as trips to museums, factories and days out. Talks on health and well-being are held at the Shed for members to attend, as well as external health events at other organisations. 

Current opportunities

East Riding of Yorkshire, HU6 7EY

To build significant, long-term relationships with businesses within specific sectors to promote the charity and it’s aims and objectives