Principal Investigator: Dr Jenny Fisher
|Start Date||April 2017|
|End Date||June 2018|
Age UK Cheshire
|Project Team||Dr Jenny Fisher
Prof Rebecca Lawthom
Dr Gill Yeowell
Dr Sandra Hartley
Dr Emma Koivunen
Dr Jenny Fisher
Head of Department
+44 (0)161 247 2225
Age UK Cheshire – commissioned an evaluation of their Men In Sheds project (4 Sheds across Cheshire) as they wanted to know what was working, why and for whom.
Successful tender led by Dr Jenny Fisher who brought together an interdisciplinary team. Jenny’s research is focused on community spaces and their role in social and community wellbeing.
Men in Sheds is a global approach to supporting men to age well particularly older men and began in Australia in the 1980s. The Sheds are spaces within community where men come together to learn new practical skills and share skills with each other. Age UK Cheshire runs 4 Sheds.
We visited the Sheds to talk to the co-ordinators and the men pre developing our tender. We were the only bidding team to visit the Sheds. Relationship development with Age UK Cheshire.
We will be providing a report for Age UK Cheshire and submitting 3 quality peer-reviewed articles for publication in 2018.
Jenny’s interest in tendering was partly due to her ownership of a shed in her garden !