The Shed

‘The Shed’ offers guidance and support to men living in Salford, Manchester & Trafford.
The project aims to support men to move forward in their lives and reach their potential.

This is achieved through a combination of professional help, volunteer and peer support.

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

How can I support The Shed?

We currently receive no funding for The Shed. Your donation will help us to deliver this and similar services and support for men

  • £7.50 for a 30 minute mentoring session
  • £15 for a training course to help move into work
  • £30 for an emergency food voucher for 1 week

We are launching a Crowdfunder campaign for our Men’s project, The Shed. Please watch our short film:

Our Crowdfunder starts on Monday, 12th July 2021 up to Monday, 9th August 2021.

Please help us by donating and sharing our Crowdfunder link:

We are open to interviews and other opportunities to share information about The Shed. For further details about our Crowdfunder, please contact

With your help we can support more men and deliver workshops on 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

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To refer a person to The Shed, please contact Adrian Fields (Co-ordinator) in the first instance, for an informal discussion.

Adrian Fields

07711 556972


Get involved

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