The Wooden Canal Boat Society is about helping people that are experiencing loneliness and social exclusion, by providing volunteering and employment opportunities.

We do this through the preservation of historic wooden canal boats. This work engages people in a variety of activities, such as boat recycling trips, running a charity shop, boat restoration, repairs and maintenance, preserving the traditional boat building skills and the history surrounding the operation of these boats.

The boats offer respite for disadvantaged people and those suffering from poor mental health.