|Organisation||Moseley & Kings Heath Shed|
The Potting Shed,
Kings Heath Park
|Phone||0121 443 3906|
|Opening hours||Wednesday – 1pm x 4pm (Workshop Session)
Thursday – 10am x 12noon (Glasswork Session)
Thursday – 1pm x 4pm (Workshop Session)
Friday – 1pm x 4pm (Workshop Session)
Moseley and Kings Heath Shed is a development of the typical shed in the garden, where men have traditionally escaped housework and pursued their own practical interests without interruption. In our ‘shed’ there is more space, tools, equipment and materials, and of course there are people with knowledge, experience and skills which enables and encourages members to make, mend, re-purpose, or follow their own projects or hobbies.
Members of Moseley and Kings Heath Shed may not only find they benefit from better facilities, but also elements of a workplace that many people tell us they miss, such as having a role or purpose, workmates, getting help problem solving, learning from or helping their peers, being able to be creative, or even the simple pleasure of working with their hands!
Moseley and Kings Heath Shed’s main purpose is to help reduce loneliness, isolation or social exclusion, among older men and women. We have already begun to attract people from these groups to the ‘shed’, where there’s an accessible, friendly, warm and welcoming place to gather, chat, share, socialise and enjoy a hot drink.
Members can choose to take part in one of the activities that are available, or bring along one of their own projects on which to work. We have already found that many enjoy sharing their experience, knowledge, expertise and skills with others, generating interest, involvement and helping generate commitment to the shed.
As we grow older, we may become isolated in our own homes, feel excluded from society, experience loneliness , or even fear going outside, which in some may lead to poor physical or mental health.
Moseley and Kings Heath Shed’s main purpose is to help maintain and improve well-being and to provide purpose-in-life for the individual, whilst they share, mend or make within the workshop.