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How sheds can help men stave off loneliness after retirement – according to our new research

When people hear the word shed, they may think about a rickety wooden building at the bottom of a garden crawling with spiders, filled with old paint tins, a lawnmower and out-of-date weedkiller.

  • Jenny Fisher
  • The Conversation

It has also been associated with the term “man cave” – a space where a man spends time on his own, tinkering with junk or avoiding his partner.

Mede 3cBut our new research found there was more to the humble shed than meets the eye – mainly thanks to a revolutionary social programme which is fighting loneliness.

Loneliness is a key challenge for contemporary times and while it…

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