Salisbury’s first ever Men’s Shed

7th September 2018, 7:28pm | By Karen |

John Glen MP officially opened Salisbury’s first ever Men’s Shed on the 7th September at Riverside House, Watts Road, Salisbury.  The shed space has been kindly donated by local charity Alabare, which uses Riverside House as its main headquarters.   

John spoke warmly of this project, which will serve not just men, but women too, helping to combat loneliness and social isolation and adding to the city’s wide range of projects and spaces each designed to support and enhance community health and wellbeing.  Salisbury is a resilient place, as we all know from recent events, but, the Health and Wellbeing sub group of the Salisbury Area Board takes very seriously its responsibility to focus on the widely accepted local priority of tackling isolation and loneliness particularly for older people.  The area board is funding the men’s shed, which is also receiving strong support from two key partners – Alabare and the Safer Salisbury Community Group.

The Men’s Shed initiative originates from Southern Australia, starting in 2011 and is growing in its popularity in the UK, with 11 sheds open in Wiltshire so far. 

For more information about the Salisbury Men’s Shed, please contact Karen Linaker on 01722 434697 or email: karen.linaker@wiltshire.gov.uk

 

 

 

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