Warm Spaces are places where people can gather for free in a warm, safe, welcoming place and maybe enjoy a hot drink and some company.
ELCAP is a Warm Space this winter and will be open during the following hours:
We are working with partner organisations working across the Coalfield area and you can find more information on the other local Warm Spaces at: https://www.sunderland.gov.uk/article/25211/Coalfield-Area
ELCAP Warm Space Charter
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 you 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.