A NEW scheme aimed at helping older men socialise and stay active has been launched by Age UK Exeter.

‘Men in Sheds’ is an initiative that provides men over the age of 50 with a meeting place to renovate old or broken garden equipment.

The social atmosphere enables older men to spend time with their peers, whilst valuing their practical skills. The renovated garden equipment is donated to both UK and international charities and sold to local people to raise money for Age UK Exeter.