A helping hand is being offered to people living in Swansea this winter thanks to the creation of 'warm centres', designed to give people a place to go if they are struggling to heat their own homes. Schemes have been set up across the city to make use of community buildings to give people a place to go.
WalesOnline reported in August how councillors, church leaders, and other organisations in Swansea were set to meet to explore the concept of 'warm hubs' and whether community buildings in the area, such as local church halls, could be used to help keep people warm during the winter without them adding to their own fuel bills.
Now, the plan of action is being put in place in different areas of the city, thanks to the efforts of community organisations looking to do their bit to help others. Get stories like this straight to your inbox with our newsletters.
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Here's a guide to where the 'warm hubs' can be found in Swansea. Community winter warmers will take place from November 7 featuring afternoon tea and indoor activities at the following locations:
Monday (9am until 1pm) – The Poppy Lounge, Park View Terrace, Sketty, Swansea
Monday (2pm until 6pm) – St Michael's Church, Manor Road, Manselton, Swansea
Tuesday (9am until 1pm) – Sketty Community Church, Carnglas Road, Swansea
Tuesday (2pm until 6pm) – Christ Well, Manselton Road, Manselton, Swansea
Wednesday (9am until 1pm) – St Paul's Parish Centre, De-la-Beche Road, Swansea
Wednesday (2pm until 6pm) – Circus Eruption, Stepney Street, Cwmbwrla, Swansea
Thursday (9am until 1pm) – Seventh Day Adventist Church, Gower Road, Swansea
Thursday (1pm until 5pm) – Wesleyan Church, Eaton Road, Brynhyfryd, Swansea
Friday (1.30pm until 4pm) – Parklands Church, Maes y Gollen, Swansea
Friday (2pm until 6pm) – St Michael's Church, Manor Road, Swansea
Saturday (10am until 1pm) – Brynhyfryd Library, Llangyfelach Road, Brynhyfryd Swansea
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