We know that the cost of living is impacting people in a number of ways and it’s a stressful time for many. As such Luton Council, along with our partners in the voluntary and charitable sector and faith organisations are hosting warm spaces. Our warm space charter states:
- You'll get a warm welcome as well as Warm Space
Every time you come to a Warm Space you'll be given a warm welcome from the staff and volunteers there.
- Everyone is treated equally, with dignity and respect
Everyone has a right to be warm, so everyone in a Warm Space treats people and is treated by people, with dignity and respect.
- Your Warm Space will be a safe space
Your Warm Space will stick to the safeguarding policies that it always uses, and it will stick to food hygiene rules too!
- We'll not tell anyone about your needing a Warm Space
If you want to share the reasons you need a Warm Space, someone will listen, but they won't tell anyone else unless you give them permission, or they must because of their safeguarding policies.
- It doesn't matter why you need a Warm Space
Every Warm Space is a non-judgemental space; whatever the reason you have for needing to come in, you'll be treated the same and never judged.
A warm space is somewhere you can stay warm and get a warm drink. Some organisations will also offer additional activities or food provision, see information and opening times below: