Norton Men's Shed
Norton Men's Shed (NORMENS) is a new venture for men and women who are feeling socially isolated. We are a member of the UK Men's Shed Association which helps us start up with advice and promotes awareness of the wellbeing benefits of Sheds.
A ‘Shed’ is a workshop, run by volunteers and is equipped to provide a wide variety of practical activities and hobbies with other people in a relaxed atmosphere. We offer creative distraction from circumstances by doing something that changes focus for a while.
Members are not expected to be experienced in using tools, equipment or materials. Other activities you could enjoy include crafts, technologies such as 3D printing and cooking.
- Norton Shed
Norton Sports Charity complex
- TS20 1PE
Drive or walk from Junction Road (buses 37 & 38) down Station Road towards the level crossing.
There is ample car parking.
It is a workshop setting and as sch those who attend must accept there will be noise! There will be areas to retreat to though. There is a kettle!
- There will be subs to be paid to cover the cost of utilities, rent, insurance and equipment/material costs. It will probably be of the order of £3 a session (3 hours). It will take some account of individual circumstances.
- Referral required
- Referral Details
Formal referral isn't required to become a Shed member.
We are here for people who need a Shed for wellbeing reasons whether they acknowledge it or not! We welcome those who come by introduction from agencies and who make contact directly themselves or through a family member.
- Other notes
A Shed is composed of a real mix of personalities, skills and needs. Dementia sufferers have been involved in the Whitby Sheds and have made a contribution by their presence. Initial attendance by anyone is by discussion.
We cannot undertake personal care and the Shed is not a drop in service. It is expected that attendance will be regular after some trial attendances.