Academics work with Age UK Cheshire for Men in Sheds project

MANCHESTER Metropolitan University academics from the Faculty of Health, Psychology and Social Care have recently won a tender to evaluate the Men in Sheds project for Age UK Cheshire.

Dr Jenny Fisher, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Social Care and Social Work; Dr Gillian Yeowell and Sandra Hartley from Department of Health Professions; Dr Emma-Reeta Koivunen from Department of Nursing, and Prof Rebecca Lawthom, Professor of Community Psychology, will be undertaking this funded research.

They will be looking at the impact of the Men in Sheds project on the health and wellbeing of the men who attend, their families and the impact on the wider community. This is an exciting interdisciplinary project, which will be using a mix of innovative qualitative and quantitative methods, including go-along interviews.

Dr Fisher and Dr Yeowell said: “We are delighted to have been awarded this exciting project which brings together expertise across health disciplines to gain a holistic understanding of what works, for whom, why and when.”

Age UK Cheshire has four Sheds across Cheshire: Hartford, Ellesmere Port, Chester and Crewe. They have recently launched a Women in Sheds project.

The team are delighted to be working on this project. You can find out more about Men in Sheds and Age UK Cheshire here