Residents across Chesterfield are being supported to stay warm and well this winter, with the launch of ‘warm spaces’ across the borough.
Chesterfield Borough Council, along with the Chesterfield Health and Wellbeing Partnership and a range of partner organisations, have joined forces for the project which is designed to support local people during the colder months, as the cost of living continues to rise.
Dozens of warm spaces are now up and running across the borough – offering people a chance to meet others in a free, warm and welcoming environment.
Many of the venues are also offering refreshments, as well as other activities (depending on the venue there may be a small charge) that people are invited to join in.
Councillor Jill Mannion-Brunt, cabinet member for health and wellbeing, said: “As we head into the winter months, we know that rising fuel and food bills are putting a big strain on most people – not just financially, but emotionally as people try to balance changing pressures.
“These warm spaces are part of our package of support and advice to help people through these difficult months.
“If you or someone you know is vulnerable or facing fuel poverty, please do find out which venues are opening their doors to offer a warm welcome to meet other people and enjoy a warm drink or snack. The spaces are open to everyone, and we encourage people to find out more and go along.”
The council has developed a Google Map to help people pinpoint their nearest warm space, and printed information will be available around the borough.
Access the map.
The venues include local churches and community centres amongst others. Each venue is open at different times and on different days so please ensure you either check the map or contact the venue directly before visiting.
Find out more about a host of other support and information available to help anyone who is facing financial or emotional difficulty.