12th Aug, 2020

Town's Care Force supports Bromsgrove Men in Sheds

A CARE home business has shown its support for the Bromsgrove Men in Sheds by investing in the ‘Shed Share’ scheme for the next 12 months.

Care Force Ltd has backed Men In Sheds which helps tackle loneliness and social isolation in older people by providing a place where they can come together to work on DIY projects, share their skills and make new friends.

The cash collected is put towards the £10,000-a-year rent and running costs of the shed.

More than £2,400 has already been banked this year but the group is hoping to match the 2018 figure of £3,100 by the end of the year.

Originating in Australia, Men in Sheds came to the UK in 2008.

The town’s group was started in 2016 by Age UK Bromsgrove, Redditch and Wyre Forest and currently has 27 regularly attending members who meet from 10am to 2pm at their base on the Metal and Ores Industrial Estate.

As well as developing their own DIY projects the Shedders are involved in a variety of community projects.

Recently they supported the Bromsgrove Lions with the restoration of the benches at the Memorial Garden at the Princess of Wales Community Hospital.

John Hollingworth from Care Force said: “As a provider of care for older people we fully understand the negative impact of loneliness and social isolation.

“We are proud to be supporting such an amazing community group which provides a social setting for people from a wide variety of backgrounds. The Bromsgrove Shedders are a great bunch of people.”

Men in Sheds volunteer Jim Collis Men in Sheds, presented Care Force with its Shed Share certificate last Thursday.

Anyone interested in finding out more about Bromsgrove Men in Sheds or becoming a Shed Share sponsor should email Jo.Hughes@ageukbrwf.org.uk or call 01527 868855.

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