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Age UK Bromley and Greenwich Men in Sheds

The Men's Shed concept originates from Australia and brings together older, isolated men in a space with which they are comfortable. They can socialise and carry out activities that bring benefit to the local community and charities. We are currently running our Men in Sheds project in the London Boroughs of Bromley and Greenwich.  Sheds in Greenwich are located in Eltham and Woolwich Dockyard.

Activities include recycling second-hand materials into gardening containers, trugs, bird tables and boxes. Men can meet up to use their existing skills, learn new skills, share ideas or just put the world to rights over a cup of tea. It's about friendship, fun and getting out.

We welcome the involvement of volunteers with an interest or experience in any of the following: sourcing recyclable items, woodwork, design, marketing or IT skills. The shed is an award winning innovative project in providing men in later life with a sense of purpose and prevents isolations. It also has a major impact on men's health. The shed is a fully fitted workshop and outside work space where men in later life come together and either make individual items, primarily woodwork, or work collectively on projects for the benefit of the community.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Steve Paxman, Colin Denny or Jon-Paul Mountford
Contact Position
Project Coordinators

Age UK - Men in Sheds
Parent Organisation
Age UK Bromley & Greenwich

Where to go

Age UK Bromley and Greenwich
2-6 Sherard Road

Other Details


Referral Details

Eltham Shed open Monday-Saturday 10am - 3pm

Woolwich Dockyard Shed open Wed & Thu 10am-3pm.

Contact details above for further information and opening times.

Other notes

We also have a shed in Penge in the London Borough of Bromley.