Register as a warm space

If you are an established venue within Lancashire and can offer a warm, safe, and welcoming space to Lancashire residents during the winter months, please consider registering to our online directory and becoming a part of our network of warm spaces.

As part of the registration process, you'll be asked to confirm that you:

  • Will comply with, and meet the spirit of, our Lancashire Warm Spaces Charter
  • Be a building freeholder (owner), or have obtained all the relevant permissions from the freeholder to run the warm space
  • Hold, and fully comply with, current and up to date:
    • Public Liability Insurance
    • Safeguarding policies and procedures
    • Policy on food hygiene and/or allergens, as appropriate

Register

Register your warm space

Support for warm spaces

Support pack

You'll get a support pack once you're registered as a warm space. The pack will provide key messages, tips, and further guidance to support you to set up and run your warm space. The pack will include:

  • Understanding the Lancashire Warm Space's Charter
  • Creating a warm and welcoming space
  • How to have difficult conversations
  • Confidentiality
  • Help with signposting and trusted sources
  • Staff health and wellbeing
  • Safeguarding
  • Prevent
  • Food safety and hygiene
  • Health and safety

Carbon dioxide monitor

All registered warm spaces will be eligible to claim a free carbon dioxide monitor. If there is a build-up of CO2 in an area it can indicate that ventilation needs improving, helping to prevent the transmission of viral infections such as Covid-19 and flu.

To request a free carbon dioxide monitor email warmspaces@lancashire.gov.uk once you have successfully registered.

Advertising

There will be social media assets and other resources, to help you advertise your warm space.

Feedback forum

There will be a feedback session in early 2023 for you to share experiences, feedback, and insights as part of the network of warm spaces in Lancashire.

You can also contact us by email if you have any questions, queries, or concerns. You'll get the dedicated email address when you register.

Funding

If your organisation needs funding to support you to set up and run a warm space, you may be able to apply for a small grant from the Lancashire warm spaces grant scheme.

The grant scheme is now open to bids and has no initial closing date. However, interested organisations are encouraged to apply sooner rather than later before the funding is fully allocated.