The Shed

What is 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.

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

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.”

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

Support The Shed

You might be a local Salford or Greater Manchester employer wanting to give back to their local community by making a donation, or are bidding for contracts and need to demonstrate social value through community investment.  Please contact us to find out how you can become involved and support vulnerable men.

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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.

Our fantastic partners

Thanks to all the partners who supported the Shed refurbishment project or who donated to The Shed this year including:
AB Engineering, Active Flooring Ltd, Buju Architects; Bupa Foundation, Contor, EMR, Gleeds, GMCA VRU, Jacobs; J Sisk & Sons, Kenny Waste Management, Morgan Sindall, J P Murphy, Thermatic, RHS Bridgewater and others.

Kenny Waste Management