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Community Warm Space programme to support vulnerable people in Ingol and Tanterton

Posted on - 1st December, 2022 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Health, Ingol, Preston News, Tanterton
Ingol and Tanterton Neighbourhood Councillors
Ingol and Tanterton Neighbourhood Councillors

Community organisations, churches, local councils and businesses in the West of Preston have come together to provide dozens of events, warm spaces and support for local residents.

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From Monday 28 November until Spring, a special series of activities and opening times are available to everyone who might be lonely, hungry or cold this winter.

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As the cost of living begins to bite for people this winter, organisations have stepped up to help anyone who might need a hot drink, some food, a warm space and a friendly chat.

The Unite Community Partnership was set up in the Ingol and Tanterton area by the Neighbourhood Council to help coordinate support services available to vulnerable people.

Read more: New grant scheme to help Preston community groups run warm spaces this winter

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Intact Warm Space
Intact Warm Space

Eight community buildings are putting on special activities including: a cinema club with breakfast, coffee mornings, chair aerobics, yoga, choir sessions, cooking lessons, free bingo, crafting, boxing, gardening, walking groups, with free food in some activities.

The Intact Centre, on Whitby Avenue, has been coordinating the Warm Space Programme and hosts the Unite meetings.

Intact CEO, Denise Hartley MBE, said: “I’m really proud of how the community has come together to try and help as many people as possible this winter.

Read more: Preston masons donate over 400 items to Intact Centre’s food pantry

“Many people are really scared about what might happen over the next few months, with some afraid to put their heating on during the day. Sky high energy bills, soaring food prices and many people becoming isolated & lonely.

“The Unite Community Partnership wants everyone to know that there are places you can come to.”

Important financial support for the warm spaces programme has come from the Ingol and Tanterton Neighbourhood Council.

Chair Cllr Bruce Ellison, said: “The council has been supporting vital community centres for many years but this winter we wanted to use some of our financial reserves to help the people who will be hit hardest by the cost of living crisis.”

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