Bentmoor Community Men’s Shed focuses on overcoming men’s isolation and supporting men’s mental health and well-being, by giving local men a safe space to make friends, enjoy activities and get involved in various initiatives. It will use the donation from Home Instead Melbourne Inner South & Bayside to fund its arts and crafts programme for another three years, while also providing more variety within that programme.

“Our arts and crafts classes are for the men who, for a variety of reasons, didn’t want to be in the workshop, using the equipment,” Bentmoor Men’s Shed Manager John Dixon says. “They are all starting from scratch and making similar mistakes and that keeps the conversation flowing.”

 Home Instead Melbourne Inner South & Bayside was pleased to support a highly valued local organisation, particularly given the alignment between the two organisations. Several Melbourne Inner South & Bayside regularly attend the Bentmoor Community Men’s Shed, giving these clients a purpose, a reason to leave the house, and the opportunity to join with others.