Dereham Men’s Shed is just one of hundreds of Men’s Sheds in the UK, and thousands across the globe. Men’s Sheds are community spaces for men to connect, converse and create. The activities are often similar to those of garden sheds, but for groups of men to enjoy together. They help reduce loneliness and isolation, but most importantly, they’re fun.
The idea for a Dereham Men’s Shed was born on 13th December 2017 and following a public meeting, it was decided that Dereham should join other communities in the UK and abroad in having its own Men’s Shed. Early in 2018, the group started meeting socially at Dereham Baptist Church. A committee was formed to find suitable premises and put together the constitution.
Suitable premises were found in May 2018 and over the following weeks, the group started meeting on site. At the time of writing Membership will be open from 1st August 2018.
Dereham Men’s Shed is a member of the UK Men’s Shed Association.