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Men in Sheds

 

Men in Sheds is currently INACTIVE. For more information please contact the Home Care office on 9083 1800.

Men in Sheds is a programme for retired men or men living with a disability who would enjoy meeting other men to participate in woodworking and other shed activities; yarning; and drinking coffee in a comfortable and friendly shed environment.

To get assistance as required on group projects or individual projects.

A place where men can come and go as they please – shed open from 9.00am-4.00pm Thursday and Friday.

 

What's it all about?

The Men in Sheds movement is here, and it’s thriving!
There’s nothing new about men gathering together in their own space to talk, share skills, swap ideas, solve problems or just discuss life in general – it’s been happening since the beginning of time. There’s nothing new either about men spending time in their backyard shed – an acknowledged Aussie pastime.
What is new is that men are combining these two activities in a communal space simply called a "Men’s Shed". What is also new is how strongly men have embraced this new identity – being a member of a Men’s Shed. Men’s Sheds, as such, are a peculiarly Australian phenomenon.

 

Who can join?

The membership is diverse too. Men from all backgrounds, ethnic and social mixes can enjoy a Men’s Shed and bring their unique culture to enliven the activities.

 

What do we do in the shed?

Men in ShedsActivities within Sheds are many and various: woodwork, metal work, restoration and or renovation of pre-loved items.

The common theme in sheds is about men feeling useful and contributing again to their communities, learning or sharing their skills, making friends, networking and finding out about health information, programmes and other opportunities.

Men in Sheds is fast being recognized as a vital, viable place to fulfill these needs and provide relaxed, happy creative spaces for men to enjoy. Esperance Home Care is keen to support the types of activity, identity and meaning for older men and younger men with disabilities in our community.

 

Men in Sheds will:

  • Be a place for nurturing mateship and creating feelings of belonging
  • Help to develop a positive culture that meets the needs of its members
  • Be a valuable asset in the community, respected and supported
  • Have appropriate activities supported by safe work practices
  • Be a place where information on a range of topics can be sourced
  • Provide for problem-solving and learning new ways of going about things
  • Support opportunities for learning
  • Be a place to escape to that is just for men.

 

Men in Sheds Volunteers

If you are somebody who likes to help others and loves pottering around in a shed then Home Care would love to have your help as a volunteer. Please download the application form below or call Home Care on (08) 9083 1800

Download application form