Recognising the value of the Warm Spaces programme delivered over the winter months, we are working alongside local groups and organisations to deliver a Welcome Spaces programme over the summer months, to provide some extra support with cost of living challenges.
Welcome Spaces will offer:
- A free meal, or
- Free access to household essential items (such as hygiene and sanitary products, cleaning products, baby and toddler products, energy saving items), and
- Free digital device charging points and Wi Fi
- Signposting into additional cost of living and health and wellbeing support
-A friendly and welcoming space
Below is a list of all the current Welcome Spaces - please check this list often as Welcome Spaces may be added. If you would like more information please contact the Communities team by telephone on 01257 515151 or by email to email@example.com
If you are in a group or organisation that is interested in becoming a Welcome Space, please see information below the table.
|Organisation or Group||Venue(s)||Days and times|
Chorley Buddies Food Clubs
St. Paul's Church, 23 St. Paul's Close, Adlington, PR6 9QZ
St. Joseph's Parish Centre, Harpers Lane, Chorley PR6 0HU
Coppull Methodist Church, 3 Chapel Street, PR7 5AU
Buttermere Community Centre, Buttermere Avenue, Chorley, PR7 2JG
Clayton Brook Village Hall, Clayton-Le-Woods, PR5 8HL
Mondays at 10:30am
Tuesdays at 10:30am
Wednesdays at 10:30am
Thursdays at 10:30am
Fridays at 10:30am
Chorley United Reformed Church
|Hollinshead Street, Chorley, PR7 1EP||Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10am til 2pm|
Croston Old School
|The Old School Church Street, Croston, Bretherton, PR26 9RA||Wednesday and Thursdays, 10am til 12:30pm|
|Emerging Futures||The Community Cafe, Clayton Brook Village Hall, Clayton-Le-Woods, PR5 8HL|
Thursdays, 10:30 til 2pm
Fridays, 11:30 til 2pm
Please note this is a setting for elderly people and booking is required, please call: 01257 249105
|Chorley Methodist Church Hall, Gillibrand Walks, Chorley, PR7 2HF||Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 12 noon til 3pm|
Hillside Methodist Church
|Hillside Methodist Church, Parke Rd, Brinscall, Chorley, PR6 8PU||Fridays, 11am til 3pm|
St. Joseph's Community Club
|42 School Lane, Brinscall Chorley, PR6 8QP||Mondays, 10am til 4pm|
|St. Laurence's Church||Union Street, Chorley, PR7 1EB||Tuesdays - Fridays, 11am til 2pm|
Becoming a Welcome Space
We are inviting local groups and organisations to enhance their weekly activity to support our residents through the current cost of living challenges by becoming a Welcome Space.
To become a Welcome Space you must simply sign our Welcome Spaces Charter 2023 and enhance the activity you currently run to meet the requirements of the Charter.
In summary you will be required to:
- Have regular weekly activity that lasts at least 2 hours
- Be free at the point of access
- Provide either a free meal or free access to household essential items (such as sanitary products, childcare essentials, hygiene products)
- Provide free access to device charging points and Wi Fi
- Provide signposting into additional cost of living support
There are also some simple monitoring requirements that you will be required to submit.
Each Welcome Space will be eligible for a grant of £500.
To enquire further about becoming a Welcome Space, including receiving a Welcome Spaces Charter for your group or organisation to sign, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Funding will be allocated on a first come, first served basis, with consideration for a broad range of activity that meets the diverse needs of communities across the borough.