Fylde residents looking to keep warm through the colder months without spending on household bills can find local heated spaces to sit, socialise, and get advice through winter thanks to services maintained by Fylde Council and Lancashire County Council.
Numerous voluntary and community organisations have already made themselves available as places where people can go to keep warm, access further information on support, and spend time with others through Fylde Council’s regularly reviewed warm spaces list.
Lancashire County Council have also opened their libraries as welcoming spaces. Residents can pop into their local library to enjoy a cuppa, a space to sit, free computers and Wi-Fi, charging points for digital equipment, events and activities, and help from staff to find further information about what support is available. Visit the Lancashire County Council website to find your nearest library or warm space.
Cllr Chris Dixon, Fylde Council’s Lead Member for Social Wellbeing, said: “We know that continued high energy prices and the cost of living can be difficult for our residents, but we want to make sure they know help is available. There are plenty of places people can go to get warm this winter, places where they can meet friends in comfortable surroundings without spending, and we are keen to help our residents find and use them.”
If you are a member of a voluntary, community, faith or social enterprise organisation and are interested in hosting a warm space, you may be eligible for a grant of up to £500 to help create and improve such a space. Visit the Lancashire County Council website for more information about the Warm Spaces Grant.
To read more about the broader cost of living support available in Fylde, visit the Fylde Council Cost of Living Support page.
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