Welcome

Welcome to Age Concern, Heathfield and District.

We are a local, independently registered charity (Charity Number 205665), affiliated to the national organisation rebranded as Age UK. Growing older can be a frightening and lonely experience for some people. Age Concern aims to encourage social interaction, happiness and confidence to embrace life in later years and above all else to promote independence and well being.

We are run totally by volunteers, so we are always looking for new recruits – if you would be interested in joining our friendly team, or would like further information on ways in which you could help us, please give us a ring:

Tel: 01435 863656 or
email: info@ageconcernheathfield.org.uk

 

 

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The Men’s Shed

Heathfield & District Men’s Shed – a place for elderly, local men to meet, connect, converse and create – and drink tea!
If you would like to join us or want information about this exciting project, please contact:

Nic Stenhouse (Membership Secretary)
Phone: 07850 992059
E
mail: shed@ageconcernheathfield.org.uk

The next Shedders’ meeting will take place on:
Thursday 27th June
11.00am – 12.30pm
Venue to be confirmed

Latest News

Age UK East Sussex – Vintage Spring Fair

Our Partner Organisation, Age UK East Sussex, is running a Vintage Spring Fair on Metropole Lawns, Bexhill on Sea on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th May, 10.00am – 5.00pm.

Celebrating their 70th Anniversary, the Vintage Spring Fair is a community event highlighting the serious issues affecting local people and the services available to support them, their carers, families and friends.

The free to enter family fun day will bring 8,000 local people together and focus on how the whole community can help support our vulnerable, older neighbours who may be at risk of isolation, loneliness and poverty.

Click here for further details

Ready, Sheddy, Go!

 

Great news – we have now completed the legal agreements necessary to start with the first phase of our Men’s Shed project!

The Heathfield & District Men’s Shed will be situated just outside the town centre, in an idyllic location, adjacent to The Little Tinker’s nursery school. Set in some 57 acres of land the project will not only be able to offer the usual woodworking and craft opportunities, but also photography, painting, walking, gardening and the chance to take part in inter-generational projects with the children attending the nursery school.

We are so lucky that Ellie and her team have been so generous and welcoming in their offer to us to site our Men’s Shed in a location which has so much to offer.

The first phase of our building work is now underway and will see the erection of a smaller, timber building which will serve as an office, meeting room, ‘clean’ Shed and rest area where Shedders can enjoy a tea or coffee, a well-earned rest and the company of others. Whilst this building is being constructed, the planning application process will begin for  the bigger timber building, which will house the necessary equipment  for our Men’s Shed.

We currently have 38 men who have registered an interest in becoming a member of this exciting project and who have been meeting monthly at the fire station, taking part in visits to other local Men’s Sheds and having stalls at the local farmers market and Le Marché highlighting our aims and produce.

We are also very grateful for the support of individuals helping with this project whether it be storage of items in readiness, donating equipment, construction, materials and tools thus far. We are still looking for unwanted tools (in good condition, please), work benches and gardening equipment –  so if you have anything you think we could use, please let us know. We will be seeking funding for further items to support this project, in particular equipment for the Shed and office.

If you or a family member would like to join us, or would like to find out more about our exciting project, please telephone Peter on 01435 863656 or email shed@ageconcernheathfield.org.uk


Peter Brock
Project Leader
Heathfield & District Men’s Shed