Jenny Fisher and Rebecca Lawthom from this research group have recently won a tender to evaluate the Men in Sheds project for Age UK Cheshire. They will be working with Gill Yeowell, Sandra Hartley and Emma-Reeta Koivunen to look 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. Generally, the evaluation focuses on what works, for whom, why and when.
The team is interdisciplinary and from across the Faculty of Health, Psychology and Social Care, and will be using a mix of quantitative and qualitative methods including go-along interviews.
Age UK Cheshire has four Sheds across Cheshire: Hartford, Ellesmere Port, Chester and Crewe. They have recently launched a Women in Sheds project.
As an avid user of her own shed (shoffice) in her garden, Jenny is delighted to work on this project. You can find out more about Men in Sheds and Age UK Cheshire here
We will be posting updates over the next few months.