Posted on behalf of Stoke-on-Trent City Council:

Organisations across Stoke-on-Trent are working together to set up a network of Welcoming Spaces over the autumn and winter 2022 to 2023.

A Welcoming Space is a place of connection in the community (such as a community centre, library or place of faith), where people can meet up, socialise and access support relating to the cost of living.

They are free-of-charge services available at each Welcoming Space will vary but may include:

We’re currently gathering information about where Welcoming Spaces in Stoke-on-Trent are and we need your help. If your organisation regularly opens its doors and welcomes people in to provide them with a safe warm welcoming place, please tell us by clicking this link and completing the short form.

The city council and our partners will promote all warm welcome places to local people regularly during winter.

We’d like more venues and organisations to become Welcoming Spaces. If you would like any advice, please email [email protected].