What is Wendover Shed?
Wendover Shed will be similar to a garden shed – a place to pursue practical interests at leisure, to practice skills and enjoy making and mending. The difference is that garden sheds and their activities are often solitary in nature while Wendover Shed will be the opposite. It will be about social connections and friendship building, sharing skills and knowledge, 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 it is better understood that 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.
Wendover Shed will be about meeting people and having someone to share your worries with. Shed meetings 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 people to deal with mental health challenges more easily and remain independent, they rebuild communities and in many cases, they save lives.
Watch this space where we will be giving details of future plans or progress on the Wendover Shed site itself as well as a shout out calling for volunteers
Contact details to me, Bob Duggan, as below.
91 Aylesbury Road
Tel – 01296623869 / 07921824836