The Pop-Up Shed
The Healthy Horizons pop-up shed project is for any ex-forces personnel living in Richmondshire aged 65 or older.
The telephone number for The Shed is 07598 355 031
What can it do?
Being part of the pop up shed can:
- Help with stress
- Learn new things
- Develop self-confidence
- Try new activities, work with artists and crafts people in a safe environment
- Form new friendships and networks with other like minded people
- Meet new people and change your routine
The pop-up shed runs every week on a Wednesday and Thursday 10am - 4pm. See our events area for more information. Most weekly sessions are held at The Depot, Borough Road, in Richmond, but you could call to check.
December 2018 activities
Take a look at The Pop-Up Shed's programme of activities that are taking place this month.
How to join
To take part in Healthy Horizons, you must have served in the armed forces, completed National Service conscription, or worked in the Merchant Navy in support of the military at some time. You must also be over 65 and live in North Yorkshire.
You can join yourself or on behalf of a relative or friend, for a cared-for person, or for someone you are supporting by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org .
Veterans will be able to access as many services as they would like to through the project and choose which activities and opportunities they're interested in.
For more information telephone: 07598 355 031
Our leaflet gives more information about the project and support available.
Ex Forces Support in North Yorkshire
Healthy Horizons is part of a wider portfolio of projects under the Ex Forces Support in North Yorkshire programme. For information on each project partner and the support they are offering for veterans living within North Yorkshire then please click on the links below:
- Citizens Advice Bureau North Yorkshire - Aged Veterans Advice Project
- Age UK North Yorkshire - Forces Friends
- Richmondshire Voluntary and Community Action - Gurkha 2020
- Saint Michael's Hospice - Veteran Volunteer Visitors
- The Yorkshire Energy Doctor - Home Energy Health Checks
- Yorkshire Housing - Veteran Home Improve
- North Yorkshire Sport - Primetime
- Rural Arts - Arts for All
- Carers Resource North Yorkshire - Support for Carers
- North Yorkshire Youth - Ages Together
You can also find out about the projects in the portfolio in this information pack.
This new £2 million service promises to revolutionise a military charity sector that currently leaves over half of veterans “confused,” by providing a first point of contact for those seeking support.
Funded by the Ministry of Defence, it will improve access to welfare services and speed-up the time it takes for veterans to receive the support they deserve.
The new 24-hour online chat, phone, and text message service is partly manned by veterans who have been trained to help the growing British Armed Forces community.
Veterans and their dependents will be able to access support services in physical health, financial support, help with independent living, housing, mental wellbeing, and employment.
Visit the Veterans' Gateway website to find out more.