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This 'warm bank' map helps people in need

Words by Abi Scaife

Several charities have come together to create a virtual map showing you where to find ‘warm banks’ this winter.

Hold on - what are warm banks?

Warm banks are places, usually public spaces, where people who cannot afford to run their heating can visit to go and get warm.

Often, these are set up by community groups, local councils and religious venues that are making their space, and their heat, available to people during this cost-of-living crisis.

So how does it work?

Warm Welcome, set up by a bunch of charities including Christians Against Poverty and Stewardship in association with ChurchWorks, has a virtual map to help people in need find their nearest warm bank.

Plus, Warm Welcome also has great instructions on how to set up a warm bank, if you are a community space.

If you need to find a warm space this winter, or want to register yourself as a warm bank, visit the Warm Welcome website to learn everything you need to know.


This article aligns with the UN SDG Good Health and Wellbeing.

This article aligns with the following UN SDGs

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