SERVING OUR COMMUNITY TO THE BEST OF OUR ABILITY
Situated in the heart of Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis, The Shed Project is a purpose built facility running various services within and throughout the community.
Our primary vision is to provide a place of belonging, support and encouragement for anyone who comes through our doors, through the numerous clubs and services tailored to a varied group of young people and adults.
Learn more about us through our story!
"THE SHED IS A GREAT PLACE TO HANG OUT IN AN INFORMAL WAY AND RELAX AFTER A BUSY WEEK AT SCHOOL"
"THERE IS ALWAYS SOMEONE TO CHAT WITH AS A DISTRACTION FROM PROBLEMS, ALSO IT IS POSSIBLE TO REQUEST HELP AND SUPPORT OF NEEDED. IT IS THE KNOWLEDGE AND REASSURANCE THAT HELP IS ON HAND IF NEEDED."
"THERE'S DIFFERENT OPTIONS OF THINGS TO DO HERE AND IT'S REALLY FUN HANGING OUT EVERYONE. IT'S ALSO EASY TO BRING NEW PEOPLE ALONG AND I'VE MADE FRIENDSHIPS THAT I STILL HAVE IN SCHOOL."
LITTLE STARS PROVIDES A SAFE, FRIENDLY ENVIRONMENT WHERE YOUNG CHILDREN CAN BRING, PARENTS, GRANDPARENTS AND CARERS TO ENJOY ACTIVITIES THAT ARE FUN AND CREATIVE, AN OPPORTUNITY TO MEET UP WITH FRIENDS AND MAKE NEW ONE.
THE SHED IS RUN FOR YOUNG PEOPLE WITH YOUNG PEOPLE. OUR FACILITY IS A PLACE IN THE COMMUNITY YOUNG PEOPLE CAN CALL THEIR OWN AND ENJOY THE VARIOUS SERVICES AND ACTIVITIES WE HAVE TO OFFER. IF YOU'RE IN P7 OR S1-S6, WE HAVE SOMETHING FOR YOU!
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"The Well has given me confidence, is a great place to meet new people and has helped me stay sober"
"The Shed is amazing! It has helped me socialize more with others. it's a safe place to chill"
The Tuck Shop will be re-opening up. With new sweets and treats, plus drinks, bring your coins in to purchase
Additional Youth Services
We are more than just another youth and community centre. We are a place that wants to help everyone grow and become who they are meant to be!
If you are struggling with anything, we want to come along-side you and support you in whatever capacity! Below are some of the ways that we can help do that!
For any young people who are struggling and would appreciate meeting one of our leaders over coffee, we are available to meet with you. Whether there's specific difficulties you are facing or you would just appreciate some one to talk to, we are here for you!
Please let us know if this is something that would be benefit you or your young person as this is available for all S1-S6 pupils.
The Shed already engages with many young people who come through our doors, but we didn't want to limit our engagement to those who were attending our facility. We work with local Primary schools to assist with their ongoing transition into Secondary, as well as supporting any individual difficulties they may be experiencing. We also work the Nicolson Institute to be available at set times in the week for any pupils to meet with one of our staff, as well as having individual support available if necessary.
Please contact us directly or the school staff for more information, or if your young person would benefit from.
COVID 19 UPDATE
As restriction ease, we are excited to say that most of our original youth and community programmes are open!
All groups and clubs, with the exception of Saturday P7 drop-ins and Little Stars, are up and running.
Numbers are still slightly limited as per government guidelines, and necessary procedures are still being followed to ensure the health and safety of anyone attending our facility.
We are reachable via our social media platforms Facebook and Instagram, and anyone can follow to be kept up to date with any updates!
Once restrictions allow, we will look to open up further and will continue to ensure that we are available for you! Please do not hesitate to get in touch via our contact details found here on our website if you have any further questions or concerns.