For the homeless spending all day on the streets is problematic, it can be demoralising and dangerous. The Mendo Shed provides an alternative. Activities include dog minding, gardening, photography, making videos, mapping local graveyard, digitalising archival records, building structures for local festivals, maintaining football pitch, and more. It gives them time, space and resources to regain their long forgotten skills, discover new talents, and contribute to the local community.
The MenDo Shed has been operating since 2013, it is a small project open to the homeless and the recently housed. It is open on week day afternoons to provide a calm, sober environment for a range of activities and time after time proves that the homeless can be a resource rather than a problem.