Our Objectives

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The objectives of The Port Men in Sheds, is to promote social inclusion and relieve the needs of those affected by social isolation or loneliness which includes people impacted by retirement, unemployment, bereavement, old age, disability or ill health (mental or physical).

This is achieved by encouraging people over 18 and particularly older men, to talk about their concerns and experiences around their health issues and by providing facilities where they can meet and undertake such activities as woodwork, metalwork, craft, creative and recreational activities, and learning and sharing new skills in support of others in the group and in the community. This includes involvement with and supporting community projects and working with other charities and voluntary organizations.

Social Isolation is an objective measure of the number of contacts that people have. It is about the quantity not the quality of relationships.

Loneliness is a subjective feeling about the gap between a persons desired level of social contact. It refers to the perceived quality of the persons relationships.

Socially Excluded means being excluded from society, or parts of society.

The Port Men in Sheds’ facility (a large industrial unit) is in Ellesmere Port and is open to people in all surrounding areas.