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Charity (no. 1180371)

Chippenham Men's Shed (CIO)

"Chippenham Men’s Shed connect retired men through activities, social connections and friendship."

Who We Help, Why We Help & the Difference It Makes

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.

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.

Sheds are about meeting like-minded people and having someone to share your worries with. They are about having fun, sharing skills and knowledge with like-minded people and gaining a renewed sense of purpose and belonging. As a by-product of all of that they reduce isolation and feelings of loneliness, they allow men to deal with mental health challenges more easily and remain independent, they rebuild communities and in many cases, they save men’s lives.



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What We Do

The aims (objects) of the CIO Are:

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.

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We hope to purchase the modular building and convert it in to a workshop where our members can make and mend things. We will need to clear the site and create a solid base for the building to rest on. The modular building will will have a workshop, it will have a rest area for members to relax and chat. We are aiming for the beginning 2020 to start the work. To fit in with  the environment we will need to clad with wood to match the Pavilion!

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