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The Silvers’ Workshop

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  • Type of support:
    A place people can go, Events, Face-to-face help
  • Groups supported:
    Elderly, Men, Newly-retired, Unemployed
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The Silvers’ Workshop is a larger version of the typical man’s shed in the garden – a place where he feels at home and pursues practical interests with a high degree of autonomy. Members share the tools and resources they need to work on projects of their own choosing at their own pace and in a safe, friendly and inclusive venue. We are a place of skill-sharing and informal learning, of individual pursuits and community projects, of purpose, achievement and social interaction. A place of leisure where men come together to work and socialise.

The Silvers’ Workshop is located in Reading. We opened in January 2015 at Jacksons’ Corner and moved to Hilcot Road, close to Oxford Road, Reading, in August 2015. We have an accessible workshop area, good wood-working tools (including power tools,) a timber store, and a range metal-working tools including a lathe and mill. But members are not limited to these areas, and can work on whatever they want. The Shed will evolve according to the members’ wishes.