Places of Welcome is a UK wide project, which aims to ensure that every neighbourhood has places where people may go to connect and contribute in a safe environment. Over the past few months, Uttoxeter has been adding numerous places to this welcoming network, and recently the volunteers who help make this happen were able to come together for a chat over a cuppa and a cake of their own.
Older People & Long Term Conditions
Burton is becoming an even more Welcoming Place!
Places of Welcome is a growing network of local community groups providing their neighbourhoods with places where all people feel safe to belong, connect and contribute. Anybody can pop along to their local Place of Welcome and will be guaranteed a warm welcome, free hospitality and the opportunity to make friends in the local community.
Since the article in the April ebulletin:
St Augustine's Church has joined the national Places of Welcome network, making this the first Place of Welcome in Rugeley (and the 49th in the county). The church is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 11am and 2pm. Everybody is welcome to come along to have a free cuppa, a chat and make new friendships. There is no charge for the refreshments. It is a very friendly group run by volunteers who are pleased to be able to support the local community. For more information about the Place of Welcome at St Augustine's Church contact the Co-ordinator Michael McGraw on 07522 734745
The newly relocated Lichfield Library at the Guild of St Mary's Centre in the Market Square is now offering an extra special welcome to all visitors including free refreshments, friendly volunteers and lively chat every Tuesday between 2pm and 4pm. The Library has recently joined the national Places of Welcome network which is made up of small community organisations providing an unconditional welcome and hospitality to local people for at least a few hours each week. The Library launched the new service on Tuesday 11th June and was pleased to meet and greet visitors young and old.
Places of Welcome, the network of community groups which seeks to provide each neighbourhood with somewhere to go for a cuppa, a chat and some support, has another new addition. The latest place to join the network in the Tamworth area is Amington Church on the Green, which opens every Thursday from 2pm until 4pm.
Staffordshire Warmer Homes is an initiative run by Staffordshire County Council, to fit fully funded first time central heating into houses across Staffordshire. We have started to roll the scheme out in Tamworth.
This is a fantastic scheme that will help keep residents warm and we need your help to start making referrals into the scheme.
An Asset Based Approach to Community Development Facilitated by Cormac Russell of Nurture Development.
Cormac is Managing Director of Nurture Development and a faculty member of the Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) Institute at North Western University, Chicago.
This two day course will give participants an understanding of the guiding principles of Asset Based Community Development (ABCD)
Places of Welcome is a growing network of community groups, each keen to provide their neighbourhood with a place to go for a cuppa, a chat and some support if needed. A recent addition to this network is Renew Church in Uttoxeter, which hosts a vibrant and friendly craft group on Tuesday evenings between 7.30 and 9.00pm.
The Carers Connects Cafe is a safe place to meet where you can find support and friendship whilst having fun doing a variety of activities to stimulate the mind.
The Cafe sessions will be suitable for everyone - parents and carers who are caring for children with additional needs and adults who are caring for loved ones.
The monthly sessions will run from 10am-1pm.
10-11am will be aimed at adults and their loved ones
12-1pm will be for parents with children
Kendall and Wall organise door-to-door, wheelchair accessible outings for elderly and disabled people.