Men in Sheds visit is a ‘cut above’

Dr Llewelyn visited the well-equipped ex-garage at the Woodhouse Centre during her visit and was struck by the obvious friendships developed in Men in Sheds.

The centre was early to realise the potential of the national Men in Sheds movement in helping to combat loneliness and isolation in older people.

So, the garage is both a meeting place and a workspace where men and women can share skills, learn, and work on hobbies and projects.

Dr Llewelyn said: “They mend furniture and make a range of products to sell including their beautiful handmade bee and bug houses which are very popular. I had a go on the electric saw and discovered first-hand the challenges of producing wood that’s cut to very precise measurements for their work. It was a really uplifting visit. “