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The Role of the Men’s Shed in a hospice day service context: Identifying features of a successful group and developing recommendations to expand the service

The Marie Curie West Midlands hospice has an established and successful Men’s Shed group. To help expand this popular and valued service to other Marie Curies hospices, this project will identify the distinguishing features of what makes a Men Shed in a hospice context successful, develop guidance for specific palliative care contexts, and verify this though supporting their implementation at a second Marie Curie site that currently does not have a Men Shed group.

Funded by:

Marie Curie

Research team members:

John I MacArtney


Rachel Perry, Research Nurse, Marie Curie Hospice West Midlands

Gemma Clarke, Marie Curie Senior Research Fellow (University of Leeds)


January 2021 – June 2022


Dr John I MacArtney

john dot macartney at warwick dot ac dot uk