Southern Brooks Community Partnerships

Activites for Older People


Stay healthy, independent and connected

As you get older, it is important to be healthy, social and active. We at Southern Brooks support a number of groups and initiatives aimed at older people.

Whether it's woodwork, crafts, sewing, gardening, if you would like to volunteer or are supporting someone with a diagnosis of dementia, there is a group for you!

We also run our Green Spaces project, which is open to people of all ages.

Men in Sheds

Your local Men In Sheds groups are welcoming places, where members share the tools and resources they need to work on projects of their own choosing at their own pace and in a safe, friendly and inclusive venue.

They are places of skill-sharing and informal learning, of individual pursuits and community projects, of purpose, achievement and social interaction. A place of leisure where men come together to work.

Activities usually involve making or mending in wood, usually using reclaimed wood or restoring old items, but may include metalworking, bike repair, gardening, etc.

Whichever activities are pursued, the essence of a Shed is not a building, but the network of relationships between the members.

Patchway Men in Sheds

Wednesdays, 10am - 12 noon

Blakeney Road Allotments, Patchway, BS34 5RT

For further details contact 07833174059 or               email:

Filton Men in Sheds

Wednesdays, 9.30am - 12.30

The Scout Hut, Nutfield Grove, Filton, BS34 7LJ

Contact: Darryl on 0117 975 9170 or Mike on 0117 969 7471

All Sewn Up

Fancy some good company?

Whether you are experienced in needlework or not, join other likeminded people to share ideas and get creative with fabric - patchwork, shabby chic, revamp old clothes, learn new skills. Donated resources available.

Good conversation guaranteed!

Every Tuesday, 12.30pm—2.30pm - just drop in.

At The Casson Centre, Rodway Road, Patchway BS34 5DQ

Brooks Cafe Craft Club

If you're looking for a friendly group in a warm, relaxed atmosphere, then come and join Charlotte for our weekly crafts club.

Knitting - Crochet - Patchwork - Sewing

Every Monday and Tuesday, 10am - 12pm

At Brooks Cafe, Coniston Community Centre, The Parade, Coniston Road, Patchway, BS34 5LP