The Shed

What is The Shed?

‘The Shed’ is a safe and confidential place which offers information, advice, guidance and mentoring support for men living in Salford or men with a local connection.

The service aims to help men to move forward in their lives and reach their potential using professional help, volunteer and peer support and currently runs the following services:

  • Welfare assistance
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Homelessness Prevention
  • Employability & Enterprise
  • Signposting to specialist services


Where is The Shed?

6 Acton Square
M5 4NY

Permit parking only at site.
Nearest parking is located at Christchurch Avenue M5 4NW (pay-by-phone) with further parking (cash or card) at Irwell Place M5 4PE.

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Who can join The Shed?

Adult males (18+), who fit at least one of the following criteria:

  • People on probation or with a history of offending
  • Poor mental health
  • Needing support to move into employment, training or education
  • Experiencing loneliness or isolation

What type of support do men get?

The Shed provides the following support to men:

• Attitudes and thinking skills           • Aspirations, goals, hobbies & interests
• Independent living skills                  • Employability, enterprise and training
• Health and wellbeing                        • Benefits, finance and energy advice


“I can’t believe how much support I have received from The Shed team.  You guys have changed my life. I’ve gained so much encouragement and improved my self-esteem”. 


How is support offered?

The Shed team of paid staff, mentors and volunteers use both one-to-one and small group session to engage with men. Support is offered via telephone, virtual and face-to-face sessions.

“When you have hope, you have everything. It gives you the vision and belief that there are brighter days ahead.”

Support The Shed

Our goal is to increase capacity in The Shed so that we can support more men to reach their potential. We are continuously growing our partnerships across business, public and VCSE to enhance our offer to Shedders and the people we support.

You might be a local Salford or Greater Manchester employer wanting to give back to the local community by making a donation, offering pro-bono support. Or you may be bidding for local contracts and need to demonstrate social value through community investment. We will be more than happy to facilitate this.

Please contact to find out how you can become involved and support vulnerable men.

To refer a person to The Shed, please contact us via email

Adult Services


Get involved

If you want to get involved and make a difference, get in touch with us to discuss how you can help.

We work with fantastic Partners

Get involved and help improve your community

Kenny Waste Management
BNY Mellon
Bupa Foundation
Co-op Foundation
Greater Manchester Combined Authority
Greater Manchester Women’s Support Alliance
JD Foundation
Salford City Council
University of Salford