Clwyd West AM Darren Millar has praised the work of Colwyn Bay’s Men’s Shed and called on the Welsh Government to support the expansion of the network, which helps older men connect men with their communities, tackle social isolation and restore their sense of self worth.
Darren’s call follow his visit to the Colwyn Bay club last month.
Speaking in the Senedd this week he said:
“You’ll be aware of the excellent organisation, Men’s Sheds, which is expanding its network of clubs across the whole of Wales. Indeed, I paid a recent visit to one of the Men’s Sheds in my own constituency, in Colwyn Bay, where many elderly people in particular who have little interaction elsewhere are able to come along, spend some time with other guys and, really, do something useful with their time, which acts as an amazing feat of helping them overcome that social isolation.
“What work, particularly, will you do to encourage and promote the work of Men’s Sheds across Wales, given the excellent outcomes that it has for men?”
The Minister for Communities, Lesley Griffiths AM, agreed to visit the Colwyn Bay Men’s Sheds.
“I am delighted that the Minister has agreed to visit the Colwyn Bay group and will get to see first hand the excellent work this voluntary organisation does.”
Picture Caption: Clwyd West AM Darren Millar with Brian Hall the Chair of the Colwyn Bay Men's Shed.