Men’s Shed

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An opportunity to socialise with other men, get involved in making or 'fixing things', and learn or pass on skills

The Men’s Shed program provides the sanctuary of a shed to men of all ages and backgrounds where they can socialise with mates, whilst making or ‘fixing things’. The Shed is located on Wetherby Road in Doncaster, and is open to all men in the area.

The Shed offers a supportive program for men who may be experiencing circumstances that limit their social connections, such as recovery from illness or injury, physical and/or mental health conditions, or living with a disability. It is a great opportunity for men of all ages who wish to get out an about a bit more.

The Men’s Shed is a place where:

  • Older, skilled men can pass on their skills and knowledge to younger men
  • Men of all ages can pursue their interest in woodwork, handcrafts, electronics, mechanics, etc
  • Men with disabilities can learn new skills
  • Resources can be produced for the benefit of the community
  • Blokes meet for a chat and have a cuppa!

SOME OF THE THINGS OUR MEN’S SHED CLIENTS AND CARERS HAVE TO SAY:

” At the shed I learn new skills which keeps my mind and body active” – Men’s Shed Client

“Coming to the shed gives me a day away from where I live and I get to mix with decent blokes” – Men’s Shed client

“I enjoy the opportunity to learn new skills. It is nice to be around other men with similar interests” – Men’s Shed client

“I am the primary carer for my husband and the shed provides him with a social outlet and respite for me” – Carer of a Men’s Shed client

ACTIVITIES

Our friendly staff and volunteers work with each individual to ensure they are engaged in activities that match their strengths and interests.  Activities and projects are always changing but may include:

  • Woodworking projects
  • Mechanical projects
  • Painting
  • Access to computers and tablets (wi-fi available)
  • Socialising – BBQ’s, cuppas, footy tipping, crosswords, newspapers
  • Bus outings to places of interest as planned by the group
  • Fund raising projects

Some of the woodworking items produced by our clients

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DAYS OF OPERATION

The Men’s Shed operates Monday to Friday, 10:00am to 3:00 pm.

Transport is available to and from the Shed each day at a small cost.

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WANT TO HELP AT THE MEN’S SHED?

 You can:

  •  Become a participant/member
  •  Become a Volunteer Activity Assistant – click here for more information
  •  Donate tools and materials (eg. screws, bolts, nails, wood)

BOOKINGS AND REFERRALS

To enquire about any of our programs please call us on (03) 8841 3000 or email mchs@mannchs.org.au

Referrals can be made by phone, fax or email.

FEES AND FUNDING

Our fees are set on a sliding scale and are designed to support access for all income levels.

Difficulty or inability to pay will not be a barrier to receiving a service.

Services are offered via a range of funding streams which have varying requirements.

The Men’s Shed is a HACC funded Planned Activity Group (PAG).

Please click here for more details on fees and funding.