Funding boost for workshop project

The Men in the Workshop project in Wooler.
The Men in the Workshop project in Wooler.

Social-housing provider Four Housing is helping to combat loneliness in old age by supporting the Men in the Workshop project.

The scheme, run by the Royal Voluntary Service, allows older men learn and share new skills in a sociable environment in Wooler.

Four Housing has contributed funding to provide much-needed tools and materials for the men, including Four Housing tenants.

Roz Tinlin, area manager for the Royal Voluntary Service, said: “The workshop for the men is a tremendous success, a place where they learn, share skills and socialise.

“The men have many different backgrounds and skills and they love to make wooden items and use all the wonderful tools.

“The funding from Four Housing is a massive boost, which enables the Royal Voluntary Service to buy more tools and wood for the men.

“A first-class lathe has been installed, which the men are eager to learn how to use or to perfect their skills.”