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Employment: Males

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 3rd November 2014.

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Photo of Chris Ruane Chris Ruane Labour, Vale of Clwyd

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 1 September 2014 to Question 206874, if his Department will make an assessment of the effectiveness of Men's Sheds movement on (a) increasing confidence and volunteering, (b) reducing isolation and mental ill health and (c) improving job readiness for the unemployed.

Photo of Esther McVey Esther McVey Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions)

The “Men’s Sheds movement”, which began in Australia, aims to improve the health and wellbeing of men through providing inclusive environments where members can share tools, resources, skills and engage in personal and community projects. The Department has no plans to carry out any formal assessment of the effectiveness of the Men’s Sheds movement.

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