Kentish Town Sports Centre gets ready to provide a warm space to everyone who needs it this winter. When the clocks go back, thousands of Warm Welcome Spaces like ours are getting ready to support their local community, offering everyone a friendly space to keep warm, connect, and make new friends. The dark evenings and cold winter months can be challenging for everyone. The winter is especially tough on people who feel lonely and isolated, and for anyone who can’t afford to keep heat their homes or get enough to eat. We here to help, offering you a warm, welcoming, free and safe space in your community.
Better has joined the national Warm Welcome Campaign, a movement for good that exists to turn poverty and isolation into warmth and welcome through the power of local warm spaces like ours. Last winter over 7000 Warm Welcome Spaces supported over half a million people across the UK, hosting nearly 2.5 million individual visits, that’s about 150,000 visits a week.
Over 14.4 million people live in poverty in the UK and over 7 million people experience chronic loneliness. Poverty can compound isolation and loneliness and prevent people from connecting with others. The rising cost-of-living means that vulnerable people may struggle to keep warm. The dark evenings and cold winter months can be challenging for everyone. The winter is especially tough on people who feel lonely and isolated, and for anyone who can’t afford to keep heat their homes or get enough to eat.
We are here to help, offering everyone a warm, welcoming, free and safe space at Kentish Town Sports Centre.
As part of the response to this winter’s cost of living crisis, Kentish Town Sports Centre will offer a warm space on Wednesdays 11am to 1pm to local residents.
Visitors will receive a warm welcome, comfortable seating, free WiFi plus the chance to charge your phone and portable devices. Feel free to pop in for a friendly chat over some tea, coffee and biscuits!
The Warm Spaces initiative is open to all: members and non-members alike. Our warm space session is for everyone in our community.
Our General Manager is looking forward to bring this initiative back this year: "Kentish Town Sports Centre takes great pride in being a hub for the local community in the heart of Camden. We are proud to renew our pledge to offer our facilities as a warm space opening our doors for anyone in need of a warm space."