All Hallows Church Ipswich; Men’s Shed project

All Hallows Church Ipswich; Men’s Shed project

In response to recent increases in numbers of men claiming Job Seekers Allowance in the area, All Hallows church, with Church Urban Fund support, developed a Men’s Shed project. Taken from an Australian idea of a "Men's Shed", the project shares skills and builds relationships between the church and unemployed men in this deprived area of Suffolk. This shed enables men to get together and use tools and workshop facilities to improve their skills or mend their own items. Older members of the community are also able to pass on skills to younger members.

Author: Kevin Gillard

Date: 21 February 2014

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