Lancashire County Council has developed a network of warm, safe and welcoming spaces to support residents during the winter months. These warm spaces are in libraries across Lancashire and will provide you with somewhere to keep from the cold, access information and advice or spend time with others this winter.
In these warm spaces you can find:
- a warm drink
- a space to sit
- free computers and Wi-Fi
- charging points for your phone or laptop
- events and activities
- help from staff to find information
Visit Lancashire County Council - Warm Spaces Near Me and enter your postcode to search for your nearest Warm Space.
You can also visit Healthier Fleetwood - Community Warm Spaces for additional Fleetwood Warm Spaces.
Apply for Lancashire Warm Spaces Grant Scheme Funding
Organisations that wish to provide warm spaces in their community this winter can apply for up to £500 from Lancashire County Council.
Lancashire County Council's small grant programme has been set up to support the creation and improvement of warm and welcoming spaces. These spaces are focused on residents and those most in need during the rising cost of living. Those who can apply include organisations and groups within the voluntary, community, and faith sectors, as well as parish and town councils.
To apply, please visit Lancashire warm spaces grant scheme - Lancashire County Council.
What to expect
A warm welcome
Every time you come to a Warm Space you will be given a warm welcome from the friendly staff and volunteers.
Every Warm Space is a non-judgemental space. Whatever the reason you have for needing to come in, you will be treated fairly and never judged.
Respect and dignity
Everyone has a right to be warm. Staff, volunteers and those visiting Warm Spaces will be expected to treat everyone with respect and dignity. Everyone must respect this, or they will be asked to leave.
Warm Spaces will aim to be accessible to all. Where physical features make this difficult, Warm Spaces will aim to make you aware of this through their publicity. If possible, they will signpost you to alternative local spaces.
Warm Spaces will be responsible for having safeguarding and food hygiene policies which will always be followed. They will have a commitment to health and safety and have appropriate risk assessments in place.
If you want to share the reasons you need a Warm Space, someone will listen. Staff and volunteers will not tell anyone else unless you give them permission, or they are required to because of their safeguarding policies.
If you need to access information, advice or support, the staff within the Warm Space will be able to signpost you to organisations that can help.