Policy & Statements

Statement on GP Referral Enquiries

Blyth Man Shed, January 2022
This statement has been created in response to numerous enquiries from a variety of individuals and organisations regarding GP referral, social care and mental health practitioners.

Following around 3 years of planning and setup, Blyth Man Shed is now accepting members. We have been receiving numerous enquiries relating specifically to our ability to provide support and sessions for various specialist needs from individuals and organisations such as GP referral, social care and mental health practitioners.

Whilst It is clear that there is a need for this type of service within Blyth and whilst we are here for the community, unfortunately we cannot be all things to everyone.

We simply do not have the skills in-house to provide any of these types of services.

We are actively monitoring enquiries and are open to the possibility of this type of use for the shed at some point in the future.

We have set a point to review this situation at the end of 2022.

If you would like to investigate becoming part of Blyth Man Shed with a view to setting up the necessary facilities and framework required for this type of provision, then please get in touch.

Statement on Tools, Equipment & Materials donations

Blyth Man Shed welcomes any donations of tools, equipment and materials that we can use within the shed.

Tools & Equipment:
All Tools & Equipment must be safe for use and suitable for our shed and aims, therefore we cannot guarantee that any equipment that is donated will be used by us, equipment may be passed on to other men’s shed around the UK, disposed of, or sold to raise shed funds if we decide this is the best course of action. If you have any issues with this then please discuss with a member of the committee before donating.

We sometimes receive requests to restore equipment and ensure it will be used in a certain way, unfortunately we are not able to accept donations with conditions attached but we may be able to restore equipment without it being donated as a shed project. Please discuss with a member of the committee before donating.

Materials:
Whilst we welcome donations of materials there are certain items which we cannot accept or may have to be checked. Please do not just leave materials without checking with us first.

Examples of such materials are chemicals, plastics and scrap metal.

Any donated materials may be passed on to other men’s shed around the UK, disposed of, or sold to raise shed funds if we decide this is the best course of action. If you have any issues with this then please discuss with a member of the committee before donating.