Dear Community Council,
Colleagues at Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway are currently gathering information on ‘warm hubs’ across the region and, in particular, any gaps that we may be able to identity. This mapping is critical information to partners to enable a region wide approach to the cost-of-living crisis.
The proposal would be that community facilities who are offering this service to residents will be recorded on the DG Locator App (https://dglocator.org.uk/)
I would therefore be grateful if you could consider the following, either directly linked to a community facility you are involved in or with your knowledge of your local community:
- Are there any existing buildings/community groups/organisations that currently have a warm hub/centre or are planning to do so in the next 3 months (if so, please give details)
- Are there any existing buildings/community groups/organisations that are not thinking about it but could with financial support? (if so, please give details, including levels of financial support and what this would cover ie energy, refreshments, activities etc)
- Are you aware of any public/suitable properties that could be used within your community for a warm hub?
A 'Warm Hub' aims to support local people who may be at risk of fuel poverty or may be feeling lonely or isolated. A Warm Hub can be any community building and will provide a warm and friendly environment for people to socialise, often over refreshments and can be as part of activities – with no barriers to participation.
Your help and local information would be greatly appreciated by our colleagues at Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway.
Kind regards, Hazel
Community and Democratic Services Officer
Dumfries and Galloway Council
Militia House, English Street,
Dumfries DG1 2HR
Drop Point: 207
Internal: ext 60497
External: 030 33 33 3000 ext 60497
Mobile: 07917 078 862