Glynn suffered an injury while at work, which resulted in him being house-bound and unable to work. A physical injury led to Glynn feeling low. Luckily, Glynn came across Men In Sheds, an initiative set up by Community Impact Bucks in 2012 aiming to bring like-minded men together through woodwork, carpentry, photography and other activities. “Without it, I’d be sitting at home staring at the TV screen. I have been going for jobs over the years, but once they hear you have spinal injuries, they avoid you like the plague.”
For Glynn, it all started when he was invited to their unit for a cup of tea and see what Men In Sheds do. “I’m a lover of woodcraft, so as soon as I saw the lads working with wood, I felt at home. You have a reason for getting out of bed in the morning. On top of that, you produce something for people to look at and it’s lovely. I think Men in Sheds is brilliant for people like me.”
To find out more about Men In Sheds and how you can get involved in your local group, click here.