Home > Where You Live > Ely & Caerau > Shed community project for men set to open in Ely

Shed community project for men set to open in Ely

A CENTRE aimed at giving older men the chance to meet and take part in practical pastimes is to open in Cardiff next week.

The Men in Sheds group has taken over the old betting shop at the Dusty Forge in Ely in what will be the first project of its kind in Cardiff.

The Shed is designed to be an area to support older men in particular as they take part in practical activities. The idea was developed in Australia and has since spread across the globe.

The Cardiff project was given the go-ahead last March. It will not follow a strict timetable but will be driven by the desires of those who use it.

It has taken some time for the Men in Sheds project in Cardiff to find a suitable site. But when ACE (Action in Caerau and Ely) stepped in to offer the old betting shop, the idea could finally become reality with some help with Willmott Dixon housing.

We caught up with Dave King, founder of Cardiff men in sheds, ahead of the launch of the project to see how it was progressing.

Cardiff Men in Sheds founder Dave King

Cardiff Men in Sheds founder Dave King

You may also like
Men’s Sheds: Volunteers in Rhiwbina making PPE during lockdown
The show must go on: Cardiff Street Orchestra in lockdown
Garden charity posts free seed packs to homes during lockdown
How Coronavirus volunteers are helping vulnerable people in Cardiff West