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NEWS - Nov 2023

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MLCT Men's Shed

What are Men’s Sheds?

A Men’s Shed is similar to a traditional Shed in its nature, in as much as it is a space full of tools and projects. There is however one key difference:

You’re never alone at a Men’s Shed. 


Why ‘Men’s’ Sheds?

It’s been well publicised that men are at greater risk of loneliness or unwanted isolation than women.

At a local level it has been identified that men simply aren’t as well engaged when it comes to (non-sporting) clubs, groups or other social/community initiatives when compared to women.

In recent times this situation has been further exacerbated by the Covid 19 pandemic which saw the country being put into Lockdown twice in less then 18 months, causing extended and damaging periods of personal isolation.

Nationally, 1 in 5 men die before the age of 65 and this statistic has been unchanging for almost a decade.

This is why the Men’s Shed movement and the Essex Shed Network are focused on improving the health and wellbeing of men.

More details here :

Join Us



Can you help, even a small amount of time would help us a great deal.

Join the Committee

We need enthusiastic people of all ages and backgrounds to be part of MLCT.

Local Groups

Do you need a place to meet or hold an event? Hire out a space or room.

A photo of MLCT Trustees and volunteers celebrating the official opening of the Community Station, with the Mayor cutting the ribbon in 2015.

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