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Men need a shed like women need a handbag WHAT IS A MENs SHED A Mens Shed is a facility with: 1. Social Area 2. Games & Meeting Area 3. Clean Activities.

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2 Men need a shed like women need a handbag

3 WHAT IS A MENs SHED A Mens Shed is a facility with: 1. Social Area 2. Games & Meeting Area 3. Clean Activities Area 4. Dusty/Dirty Activities Area

4 WHY A MENs SHED 1. Men normally work in groups 2. Retired men may lack a social circle 3. Retired men may lose their sense of self worth 4. Men find it hard to discuss problems 5. Mens shed provides social interaction whilst having fun

5 AIMS OF A MENs SHED To actively pursue hobbies and pastimes. To be a place to go and relax, drink a cuppa. To discuss issues, share concerns, talk and have a laugh, knowing you are among friends. To work on projects that will aid the community and a positive sense of achievement. To share skills and interests, swap ideas and pass on knowledge. To harness the energy of our members to encourage others and promote general well-being.

6 BENEFITS OF A MENs SHED Evidence from Irish Study: 1. 97% felt better about themselves 2. 74% felt their home life had improved 3. 95% found they had learned practical knowledge and skills 4. 23% had experienced depression before joining a shed 5. 88% had improved access to health information

7 MEN IN SHEDS IN SHROPSHIRE To support and encourage the creation, upkeep and development of facilities in which men can meet and undertake creative, physical, social and recreational activities. Market Drayton Shrewsbury Ludlow and Oswestry

8 MARKET DRAYTON SHED PROJECT PLAN ActivityTargetTimescaleStartCompleteResult Project Team4--5 people Complete Assess need/supportMonth 32-3 monthsUnderway Obtain initial funding£ monthsUnderway Develop draft constitutionMonth 41 monthUnderway Approve constitution, set up charity and elect interim office bearers Month 4 Open bank account Start publicityWithin 2 months Underway Confirm project is feasible3 months Grow project team7-10 people3 monthsUnderway Look for premises 1-2 monthsUnderway Negotiate lease3 year lease with option for extn by month 6 2 months Decide on initial activities and equipment Month 6 Develop a business planMonth 51 month Source funding£1, by month 6 Obtain insuranceMonth 6 Recruit shed conversion team 4-6 tradesmen + 10 helpers by Month 6 Convert shedMonth months Recruit members Month 10 Develop bye laws Month 6-12 Source equipment for shed Month 9-12 Source funding£15,000-20,000Month 6 onwards Apply for registration as CIO when over £5,000 in bank Open shed Month 12

9 OUR CURRENT NEEDS Support Publicity Seed Funding Premises

10 HOW YOU CAN HELP Public support Advice on possible sources of funding Advice on possible premises Lobby appropriate Authorities

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