Men in Sheds Hull
Who we are
Men in Sheds Hull is a project with the aim of ending isolation and loneliness for an increasing population of elderly males in the Hull area. In the ‘shed’ on Oak Road Playing Fields members of Men in Sheds Hull come together three times weekly to socialise, share and learn skills as well as carry out practical activities like wood and metal work. 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 project also organises social events such as trips to museums and talks on health and wellbeing both at our premises and at other organisations. More generally, Men in Sheds Hull gives a vulnerable demographic an opportunity to socialise, make friends and exchange ideas all while improving their health and well-being in a unique space within their community.
The Smile Foundation have supported us from the beginning, helping to set up the Shed with help from local building firms including MKM, Sewell, Sargent Electrical, EYG and Coupland. The future ambition of Men in Sheds Hull is the development of a network of Sheds around the Hull and East Riding area, enabling the benefits of the project to reach even more people and have a bigger impact on the community as a whole. We hope to leave a legacy of encouraging men to communicate with one another after retirement to eradicate social isolation, as well as the physical legacy of numerous Sheds within the community.