Join a shed, learn new skills and make new friends.
Kent Sheds are open to everyone over the age of 18 and are aimed especially at men. They can help to improve your wellbeing, increase your skills for employment and give you new social connections. You may benefit from joining if you are:
- not in work due to disability or caring for relatives
- isolated and looking to make new friends.
What are Kent Sheds?
Kent Sheds is based on the international Men’s Sheds model. The idea behind the Men’s Sheds movement is that men are more likely to thrive in informal spaces, in the company of their peers, and through engaging in practical activities such as sharing and learning skills and helping the community.
At a Shed, you can take part in practical group activities such as woodworking and gardening, sharing and learning new skills, and also support other "shedders" by working with them shoulder to shoulder.
One example is the Dover Shed which is actually a boat! Meet some of the Dover Shedders and hear their story:
Comments from Shedders around Kent
"Better than any medication that I have been on." - Shedder, Northfleet
"This helps men have a place that’s theirs, with no pressure." Shedder, Faversham
"Since my wife passed I had become very lonely and had no motivation. Since coming here I have a purpose and have made new friends." Shedder, Folkestone
If you’re interested in setting up your own Shed, have any questions about what a Shed can do for you or your community, or just want to chat more about Kent Sheds then please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07783 02 21 12.