The cost of living crisis in the UK is resulting in unprecedented pressures on people already struggling, and this winter thousands of people in Wandsworth will be forced to make tough decisions.
What we are doing to help
We want to do as much as possible to help our residents. Therefore, we are working with our local partners to provide access to a network of Warm Spaces, a group of places where Wandsworth residents can come together to stay warm.
Some venues will also offer hot drinks, activities and access to other services.
We have created a directory to publicise all the places available to our residents across all sectors, so that anyone who is in need knows where they can go to stay warm, enjoy a little company and some hot refreshments. It will also enable us to map Warm Spaces across the borough to ensure there is a good spread and identify any gaps.
Information accuracy and liability
We make every effort to provide up to date and accurate information. However, we give no warranty as to the accuracy of the information and do not accept any liability for any loss, damage, or inconvenience arising in any way whatsoever from the use of information on this website. The inclusion of a venue as a Warm Space is not a recommendation or endorsement by us.
Want to be included?
If you or your organisation has a suitable heated venue that could open its doors this winter, we would like to hear from you and include your offer in the directory.
If you’re already providing a Warm Space please tell us about your facilities and services.
As part of the registration process, you will be asked to sign up to the Warm Spaces Charter which is intended to help residents who wish to use the Warm Spaces to know what to expect from a Warm Spaces building - a guarantee of respect, dignity and warmth.
VCS Warm Spaces and Food Grant Fund
We have set up the Warm Spaces and Food Grant Fund to support local voluntary sector organisations to respond to the cost of living crisis, which could include support to provide Warm Spaces or food, or help to enhance existing provision.
Contact the hub
You can contact our Cost of Living Hub to get information and advice on the cost of living crisis, including where to get help about:
- Financial benefits
- Family and child care costs
- Finding your nearest warm Space
You can call the hub for free on 0808 175 3339 between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.