If you're someone who doesn’t want to access our traditional support services, but would like someone to talk to whilst working on hands-on projects, then our Man Shed might be the place for you.

The Man Shed – which is not only for men – is conveniently on the Hospice grounds, with local businesses donating wood and equipment. The Shed was opened in June 2016, and has since had hundreds of people attend its sessions.

Attendees, who may be patients, relatives of patients or bereaved, can make an item for themselves or a loved one, or make items that might be sold to raise funds for the Hospice. The primary aim of the Shed is to be a place to talk with others about anything and everything. No previous woodworking skill is necessary.

All sessions are free and we offer taster sessions. Following this, attendees are offered at least twelve weekly sessions with the chance of an extension should capacity allow.


The Man Shed is open Monday-Friday at the following times:

• Mondays am/pm
• Tuesdays (Ladies) am/pm
• Wednesdays am/pm
• Thursdays am/pm
• Friday pm (mixed session)

Am sessions are 10.30am-12.30pm
Pm sessions are 1.30pm-3.30pm