Amongst us and our partners, a common finding is that men are consistently less likely to participate in online groups. At ‘Your Back Yard’, we found this particularly apparent in our ‘Getting Active and Online’ project.

To try and level the playing field, ‘Your Back Yard’ put in a bid to Leeds Older People’s Forum to run an online men’s group. Our partners on the project are 100% Digital Leeds, Crossgates and District GNS, Richmond Hill Elderly Action, MHA Communities Rothwell and District and OPAL.

The sessions start this month, starting with a Film and TV Club, and later in the year we plan to run a more general social club, with different activities each week.

We hope that this group will provide men with a place to share tehir storis and interests, discover new things, become more confident using technology and make new friends.

If you or someone you know would be interested in joining either of the groups, please contact