Crawley council to launch ‘Men’s Shed’ project

Luke Wesley won the workshop category in Shed of the Year.
Luke Wesley won the workshop category in Shed of the Year.

Crawley Borough Council will start a carpentry project to help people with dementia.

The council has advertised for a project co-ordinator for the Crawley Community Men in Sheds Project.

The scheme will offer people the use of tools and resources at a weekly session in a large ‘Men’s Shed’ at Millpond Adventure Playground, Bewbush.

Council leader Peter Lamb said the programme aimed to help people with dementia who were not engaged with activities put on by the town’s day care centres.

Mr Lamb (Lab, Northgate) said: “A lot of the men are very bored because it doesn’t relate to the things they have done.”

The council’s website stated: “A Men’s Shed is a larger version of the typical man’s shed in the garden, a place where he feels at home and pursues practical interests.

“A Men’s Shed offers this to a group where members can share tools and resources to work on projects that they choose, in a safe, friendly and inclusive environment.

“It is a place of skill-sharing and informal learning, of individual pursuits and community projects.”

To apply, visit the council’s website.

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