Tuesday, 28 July 2020

Funding for disability parking at Childers Men’s Shed

The Australian Government is continuing to support the health and wellbeing of men in Childers through a grant of $5,000 under the 20th funding round of the National Shed Development Programme.

Federal Member for Hinkler Keith Pitt welcomed the decision by the Australian Government to award the Childers Men’s Shed with funding of $5,000.

“I’m pleased the Childers Men’s Shed will now be able to install a disability vehicle parking bay with wheelchair access to the shed,” Mr Pitt said.

“Now more than ever, Sheds offer men a critical avenue for social support and engagement”

“To stay healthy, we need to do regular activities with the people around us, and our local men’s shed has become a focal point for the community.”

A Men’s Shed can range from purpose-built facilities, multipurpose buildings, or shared spaces.

Minister for Health Greg Hunt said that belonging to a social group was vitally important for emotional and mental health.

“Men’s Sheds are a fantastic way for men to stay connected with their communities,” Minister Hunt said.

“The Government remains committed to supporting men’s sheds and encouraging men to meet up and get involved with meaningful community projects.”

More than 6,000 men across Australia are expected to benefit from the programme, with 121 men’s sheds receiving funding under this round.

Since 2013, the Government has provided $5.4 million through the National Shed Development programme to support men’s sheds across Australia.

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