Warm spaces scheme still open for everyone

With the weather set to turn cold and even snowy next week, a reminder to all residents that warm spaces remain open across Stockport for everyone to enjoy.

Warm spaces scheme still open for everyone

If you haven’t popped down yet, make sure you visit your local warm space. They really are for anybody to spend time in! You can find your local space by using our interactive map.

Stockport’s warm spaces programme has been leading the way to keeping everyone in the borough warm and well this winter. With a warm space in every ward of the borough offering a free space to spend time, often with a hot drink and community activities for all the family, Stockport’s warm spaces programme has been grabbing the headlines in the region.

Councillor Malcolm Allan, Cabinet Member for Finance and Resources at Stockport Council, commented: “We know that this winter has been tough for many of our residents. With the weather forecast to get colder again, remember that help is available. At your local warm space, you’ll find an even warmer welcome! There are things to do available free for people of all ages, or if you just want somewhere comfortable to sit and have a chat that’s fine too. Bring your friends and family and visit your local warm space and remember there is plenty of other support available from the council (all listed on the cost of living hub) to help keep you and your loved ones warm and well as we move through the winter.”

If you know friends or family who might benefit but aren’t online, make sure you tell them about the warm spaces scheme. The programme runs until at least the end of March, so there’s still time to pay a visit during the colder weather. The DigiKnow programme is available to help anyone who is not confident online. The friendly team can be contacted at 07724 217888.

The council and its partners have been running a campaign to keep everyone warm and well this winter. This winter has been particularly challenging for many, with the cost of living impacting on many residents. Support is available through the cost of living hub, which rounds up all of the help on offer for residents.

If you are struggling with your mental health this winter, know that you are not alone. There are lots of local support services available in Stockport, whether you’re just feeling a bit low, stressed or anxious about the future or financial worries. Visit the Healthy Stockport website to find a local provider who can help.