Providing warm spaces for local communities
We are helping people struggling with the cost of living to get through winter.
As well as providing warm spaces in certain churches and community centres, we are also partnering with the ‘Warm Welcome’ campaign, a network of organisations who are opening their doors to provide a space for people to keep warm over cold spells.
Salvation Army churches across the UK are signing up to provide a warm space for the public to visit on specific days and times as listed on the Warm Welcome website.
As Salvation Army churches are diverse and offer different facilities more information is available on the website about the type of facilities on offer.
Major Lisa Lloyd-Jones, Divisional Leader for Central, Southern and Channel Islands and ChurchWorks representative said of Warm Welcome:
“We have seen so many local people who don’t know how they are going to make ends meet when the temperatures drop. Families are worried about having to choose between heating or eating, and the need is growing. We encourage those who are concerned about putting the heating on to search for a warm space via the website.”
The Salvation Army, across the country, are finding ways to support people with essentials like food, coats, shoes, pre-owned school uniform exchanges and even bedding to struggling families across the UK.
To find out what your local Salvation Army is doing, search on our map page.