'Warm Welcome Spaces' are being established around the country where people can go for free to get warm, save money on their heating costs and enjoy a warm drink and company in a safe place.
There are now Warm Spot venues in all corners of the county, operating from village halls, community centres, churches, libraries, pubs, and sports centres, some open every day and some just a few hours a week. Everyone is welcome and you will not need to give any explanation of why you are there.
As a minimum, a Warm Spot will offer a warm space, a warm welcome, someone on hand to talk to if you wish, and, in most cases, a hot drink (free or at cost). But many are offering a much wider range of facilities, activities and support.
Find locations offering Warm Spaces across the borough.
You can also visit this dedicated website to find out which Warm Spots are open across Cumbria and what they offer - www.cumbria.gov.uk/warmspots
Warm Spots is a joint project, led by Cumbria County Council, ACTion with Communities in Cumbria, Churches Together in Cumbria, Cumbria Community Foundation and Cumbria CVS. It encourages and supports local organisations to open their doors to people in need of warmth and help, as the cost-of-living crisis and high fuel costs continue to put many people under real strain.