About us

Community workshops are spaces for people to connect, converse and create. The activities are often similar to those of garden sheds, but for groups of people to enjoy together. Typically, it’s a bit of woodwork or metalwork using the appropriate tools in a safe environment. They are about having fun, sharing skills and knowledge with like-minded people and gaining a renewed sense of purpose and belonging. They can help reduce isolation and feelings of loneliness, they allow people to deal with mental health challenges more easily and remain independent, they rebuild communities and, in some cases, they can save people’s lives.

Horsforth Shed is a well-equipped workshop to facilitate woodworking activities and a social area for refreshments. We aim to serve the needs of our community by reducing social isolation and supporting vulnerable people. Initially, we intend to engage with those already known to us locally. 

If you are interested in accessing our services either for yourself or others in your care, please email our Shed Manager Richard Hamlin horsforthshed@gmail.com

You can donate to support the work of Horsforth Shed at https://lovegiving.co.uk/horsforthshed