County council to create network of warm spaces in Powys
4 months ago
Powys County Council to create a network of warm spaces for residents as the cost of living crisis worsens and we enter winter.
The county council have today confirmed that it wants to create a county network of 'warm spaces' within local communities.
In a statement issued by the council, they are asking for help from partners including community groups and organisations to work with them to deliver and support individuals and families, including warm spaces within local communities.
Cllr Matthew Dorrance, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for a Fairer Powys, said:
"The cost of living crisis that the UK is experiencing is putting unprecedented pressures on people, who will be forced to make tough decisions about when and what they eat, what they can do in life, and when they can afford to heat their home.
"We want to do more to help Powys residents during the cold months, but we can't do it alone.
"We're keen to work with community groups and organisations, building on the great work carried out during the pandemic, to create a network of warm spaces where people can come together, get warm, stay warm and enjoy some company and hot refreshments.
"If any organisation or community group are able to provide a warm space this winter, we want to hear from you. They would be making a positive difference to our communities and will be helping residents during this crisis."
Any group or organisation willing to provide a warm space this winter can fill in an Expression of Interest form by visiting Creating Warm Spaces for Powys
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