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Places of Welcome - Coming to Burton and Uttoxeter

Thu 10 Jan 2019

Be a part of the Movement!

Would you or your organisation be interested in becoming a Place of Welcome?

The Places of Welcome movement is a growing network of Places run entirely by volunteers from local community groups, who want to make sure that everyone in their area has a place to go for a friendly face, a cup of tea and a conversation if and when they need it, promoting community spirit, bringing people together and making people feel part of the community.

The network includes organisations that already run a drop in or similar event and want to be part of the Places of Welcome movement and also organisations which want to set up a Place for Welcome from scratch.

The network is free to join; all we ask is that organisations commit to our founding principles (the 5 Ps):

Place: Places of Welcome are held in accessible and hospitable buildings (open at the same time each week)

People: they are open to everyone regardless of their circumstances or situation and are staffed by volunteers

Presence: they are a place where people actively listen to each other

Provision: free refreshments are offered along with basic local Information

Participation: Places of Welcome encourage participants to share their talents, experiences and skills with others.

A local charity called Transforming Communities Together is working with community groups across the county to set up more Places of Welcome from now until April.  We are particularly focusing our efforts on the East Staffordshire area, especially Burton and Uttoxeter.

We can offer practical advice and support from our two Facilitators, Judith and Gulsoom, and have some funding to help pay for promotional materials (banners, A boards etc).

If you would like to get involved please contact:

Judith Parry (Burton and Uttoxeter) placesofwelcometct@outlook.com

07749 391 418

Gulsoom Aslam (Burton) placesofwelcomeburton@outlook.com

07535 225 334

Helen Titterton (for the rest of Staffordshire and Stoke) helen.titterton@tctogether.org.uk

07539 031 410

Or for more information please see the attached briefing document, or have a look at our website: www.placesofwelcome.org.uk