To promote social inclusion for the public benefit, the preservation and protection of good health among in particular but not exclusively men in Chippenham and the surrounding area, including those who are retired, unemployed or have health problems, through the provision of facilities for hobbies, recreation or other leisure time occupation including practical interests, skills sharing, the learning of new skills, and helping with community based projects.
The Chippenham Men’s Shed connect retired or unemployed men through activities like woodworking, metalworking and repairing electronics. It’s a place to pursue practical interests, enjoy making and mending, sharing skills and knowledge, it’s about social connections and friendship building and of course a lot of laughter!
Our ageing population is growing, and so too is the issue of loneliness and isolation among older people. Jeremy
Hunt MP, Secretary of State for Health, recently acknowledged that as a society we have
utterly failed to
confront this problem, labelling it a
For a long time research has shown the negative impact of loneliness and isolation on a person’s health and wellbeing. Recently we have seen more evidence come to light that shows loneliness and isolation can be as hazardous to our health as obesity and excessive smoking. Surveys from mental health charities are finding that millions of people report feeling lonely on a daily basis.
As you are aware, we are no longer in a state of emergency, but the virus is still around, so the wash hands policy is still in operation as your wellbeing is important to us when you visit.Learn More Visit our Allotment Projects
It is also important that you as a member stay connected with us and let us know how you are doing via Email or Facebook. The links are below!
Be One Of The Shed People!
A place to pursue practical interests.
Practise skills and enjoy making and mending.
Social connections and friendship building.
A place to relax and have a laugh!
We have Internet access!Come along, have a cup of tea or coffee with a biscuit or two or a portion of home-made cake from our Chef Graham!
Our opening times are 13:30 and closing 16:30.
Birch Grove Pavilion,
Chippenham Rugby Club
Allington Fields, Frogwell, Chippenham SN14 0YZ
Tuesdays between 13:30 - 16:00
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Even positive change can lead to anxiety, and it can take time to readjust to things we have not done for a while.
Feelings of anxiety are likely to pass as we get used to the "new normal" but it's important to do what we can to take care of our mental health.
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