The Shed

‘The Shed’ offers information, advice, guidance and mentoring support to men living in Salford, Manchester & Trafford.

The project aims to help men to move forward in their lives and reach their potential using professional help, volunteer and peer support.

Last year, we helped 75 men and we want to help more men achieve their potential.

How can I support The Shed?

We do not receive any statutory grants or support for delivering he The Shed and need to raise to keep the service running in 2022/2023.

Your donation will help us to deliver this and similar services and support for men

  • £5 for mobile data to receive telephone support
  • £15 for a vocational training course to help move into work
  • £30 for an emergency food voucher for 1 week

To find out more about how The Shed makes a difference, Please watch our short film:

Thank you to everyone who donated to our Crowdfunder campaign, which raised £2,120  in 2021/2022.

With your help we can support more men and provide support in the following:

  • Job search techniques
  • Managing emotional and mental wellbeing
  • CV writing and preparing job applications
  • Improving communication and digital skills
  •  Developing money skills for moving into work
  • Dealing with criminal disclosures
  • Mock interviews and employer feedback

Who can join The Shed?

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

• Offenders or ex-offenders
• Needing support to move into training or employment
• Experiencing loneliness or isolation

What type of support do men get?

The Shed provides the following support to men:

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

How is support offered?

The Shed team of 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.”

Where did the idea for The Shed come from?

The idea for The Shed came about through our experience working with men who were due to, or had been released from prison.

With the right intensive support real change can happen.

Get Involved

You might be a local Salford or Greater Manchester employer who can offer work experience or job opportunities or someone who wants to give back and volunteer at The Shed. Get in touch and get involved

Play Video

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

The Shed Team


Get involved

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

The Shed Weekly Activities