The Alzheimer’s Society has highlighted that Wales has a more rural population than Scotland and England. Wales’ older population is growing faster in rural areas than urban areas. Men’s Sheds has experienced that access to rural communities has been difficult and it is hard to engage those who live isolated locations. It is recognised that engagement […]
Good to meet with Jon Hobden & Simon Hooper at the Kidwelly Men’s Shed. Good progress in agreeing a lease at a peppercorn rent for use of part of the community centre. The building needs a great deal of work to make it a secure comfortable workshop but Simon is full of ideas. Even better news […]
The Squirrel’s Nest Men’s Shed & Men’s Sheds Cymru attended the Celebrating Communities event organised by the Older People’s Commissioner for Wales. Contacts have been made with the Dementia Friendly Communities Co-Ordinator for the Alzheimer’s Society in Carmarthenshire & Pembrokeshire as well as arts4wellbeing based in Llandysul. We will follow up on both these contacts […]
The Big Lottery funded Centre for Ageing Better has produced a report on the benefits of making a contribution to your contribution in later life. The report suggests that the benefits are greater for older people with fewer personal and social resources, lower educational attainment and fair health. Those who stand to reap more benefit […]
“Trapped in a bubble” is a report investigating the triggers of loneliness in the UK. Pleased to see that Men’s Sheds are considered a method of “restorative support” to help individuals reconnect with their community. The full report can be found at http://www.redcross.org.uk/~/media/BritishRedCross/Documents/What%20we%20do/UK%20services/Co_Op_Trapped_in_a_bubble_report_AW.pdf
Mark Bond will attend this conference organised NHS Wales for Men’s Sheds Cymru. Mark will be available to explain progress and answer questions from delegates. Hoping that members of the new Men’s Shed group in Swansea based at 208 High Street Swansea will attend and forge new contacts.
The men at Kidwelly have signed a lease for their building and are now ready to set about creating their workshop. More details of their activities on their Facebook page. The Men’s Shed are based at the Kidwelly Community Hub.
Great news for Hirwuan. A new Men’s Shed is due to open in the YMCA. Further information on the group will follow soon.
Dave King at the Dusty Shed in Cardiff has a lot of duplicate tools. Contact Dave on email@example.com for more information.