As community organisations, Men’s Sheds are open and welcoming environments for people of all backgrounds and abilities. While some Sheds have only male members, other choose to have mixed membership including women; it is up to each individual Shed how they are developed and ran. Equality is all about treating everyone fairly, and recognising that people have different circumstances that need to be considered to enable their participation on equal terms with others.

The UK Equalities Act 2010 and Irish Equal Status Acts 2000-2018 must be adhered to within every Shed. These Acts are in place to legally.

protect people from discrimination and outline the different ways in which it is unlawful to treat people. For example, preventing discrimination for sex/gender, race, religion or disability. For more information on the UK Equalities Act please visit: For more information on the Irish Equal Status Acts please visit: