Welcome to our Shed!
Now the 'Forest Community Shed'
A voluntary community group, for everyone, providing
a social environment for well being through shared creativity
We are delighted to welcome our new Workshop Co-ordinator Debbie
Workshop sessions on Thursdays 10:00 - 13:00 and 14:00 - 17:00
Our Shed provides a safe, supportive, and friendly setting where you can socialise, learn new skills, and hone existing ones. You can work alongside each other on your own projects, community projects, and projects that raise funds for the Shed.
To address the social, health, and well-being needs of residents of all ages and backgrounds.
Through the creation, upkeep and development of our facilities men and women can meet and jointly or individually undertake creative, physical and recreational activities of their choice and projects that support the community".
GloW partner - taking action to promote positive change.
Committed to promoting good mental health and wellbeing and help prevent mental illness.
Part of the dementia-friendly community, supporting each other and the wider community.
Making sure that everyone in the district living with dementia is respected and enabled to continue to enjoy living their lives in their own community as well as possible for as long as possible.
To operate a collective “Shed” where the users will be able to:
Share skills and interests, swap ideas, and pass on knowledge
Actively pursue hobbies and pastimes
Work on projects that will aid the community and help develop a positive sense of achievement
Have a place to go and relax, drink a cuppa, discuss issues, share concerns, talk, and have a laugh, knowing they are among friends
Encourage others and promote general physical and mental well-being.
The participants in the Shed will benefit from:
Improved self-esteem from using their skills for constructive purposes
The opportunity to learn new skills and practice old ones
Having a place to go to spend time with people of similar interests
Overcoming isolation by getting out of the house and improved social interaction
Enjoying an active healthy retirement.
There is a range of volunteer opportunities that exist in our Shed. Apart from becoming a member, you can choose to be more involved.
See the impact you could make through volunteering in our group
Why we need more volunteers?
Volunteers in leading roles are essential for non-profits groups such as ours, they boost our power, lighten the load for all, and significantly increase our impact. We have opportunities for different levels of commitment, so you can be as involved as you want to be.
Do you believe in our cause and want to help?
You can make a difference to the people who are supported and the wider community
What do you get out of it?
Making a difference
Using your skills and talents for good
Meeting others in the community
Working for a cause you believe in
Helping others - reducing loneliness for older people and improving quality of life.
A sense of belonging and a community go a very long way in creating a positive and enjoyable atmosphere.
Look here for potential roles
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