Why it is called a Shed?
- This concept of community workshop originally started in Australia as a ‘Men’s Shed’, there it developed as an answer to ill health among older men who suffered from isolation, loneliness, social exclusion…the building has become a well equipped workshop, but it’s a shed.
- Our shed operates irrespective of gender (Access however as agreed by Trustees is limited by space to 12 working members plus their attendant supervisors at any workshop session.
(With some provision for visitors.) We intend to try to make best use of our facilities, to serve our members meet our mission and to develop and hopefully continue to increase the ways in which the number of members can be engaged in active participation.
Moseley & Kings Heath Shed
Located in Kings Heath Park, behind Cartland House where there is the Tearooms.
- Aims to be a warm, welcoming and friendly place to meet others, have a chat and a cuppa, and share experiences and skills.” A place where all diverse creative and social activities are available, including making and mending.
- Seeks to grow its ethos through collaboration. As members we bring to the shed our lifetime experience, what we take from it will depends on us, and how we interact.
- Trustees aim to help members develop a diverse range of activities and opportunities for individuals, groups and for the shed as a community, hence engagement and collaboration with others is the key to our mission.
- Opened in May 2015, now firmly established, we have been able to prove a so-far track-record. We intend to continue to develop options for members and help them to develop a network of support and links into the wider community.