Registered Charity No. 1174510
LIMITED ACTIVITY DUE TO COVID 19
Where social distancing can be maintained we are endeavouring to carry out our Community Projects in two ways, outdoors in the community using members who feel comfortable mixing in the community, and with the support of Alton Town Council we have been granted the use of a sports pavilion which allows social distancing and compliance with current government Corona Virus rules.
Our vision for Alton Men’s Shed is that this group of mainly men with a vast range of skills will be able to repair cycles and toys for the one parent families and gardening assistance for the elderly and less able, along with support for other charity groups. Although we have been offered several other projects, because of the limitations of our small workshop, these will have to be undertaken elsewhere in the town, but in order to expand we will require larger accommodation soon.
Because men generally don’t make a fuss about their problems, these problems have either been ignored or swept under the carpet. The Men’s Shed concept helps to address these very serious issues for many older men. Twenty years ago men retired and very quickly expired, that isn’t true today, although boredom, depression, loneliness, or bereavement can still cause impact on retirement. It’s time that changed so this community initiative can improve the physical, and psychological well-being of the whole person, allowing retirement to be a joy, with the benefit of helping others.
The idea of a Men’s Shed, is something that is a catalyst to get retired men of all backgrounds, no exclusions, involved in their own well-being as well as feeling they can still be a participant in the community, whilst forming new friendships and camaraderie together.
We have been established since 2016, with our first Self Build Men's Shed in Queens Road, Alton, GU34 1HU. (In the Car Park of the All Saints Parish Hall)
If you are interested in learning more about the Men's Shed movement, you can either contact us on our email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Google UK Men's Shed Association for a wider appreciation