Support during this cold weather
This week, cold weather warnings have been issued, with a yellow warning in place for ice in Greater Manchester and temperatures expected to drop as low as -8 c.
At One Manchester, we know that these freezing temperatures will be causing concern and struggles for many of our customers, particularly in light of the cost of living crisis. We’ve therefore collated below some information about local community warm spaces open for anyone to visit to stay warm and safe and other support available to help our customers and communities struggling with the cold weather.
We are also concerned about our most vulnerable customers, which is why we are getting in touch with them to ensure they are safe and well and are making support available to them should they need it.
Community warm spaces
One Manchester Warm Space, Moss Side
We recently set up our own Community Warm Space, where anyone can come along and enjoy free hot drinks and biscuits, play board games, read and access free Wi-Fi and laptops.
• When: 10.30 am- 1.30pm every Monday and Wednesday • Where: The Workshop, Moss Side, M16 7WD
Come along and enjoy a hot drink and a cosy space during the winter months.
To find out more email the team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Living Room, Hulme
The Aquarius Centre in Hulme is running a Community Living Room every Tuesday afternoon, anyone is welcome to use the warm space and will also receive free hot drinks and a hot meal. Attendees will also be able to enjoy film nights, quizzes, TV and a quiet area to spend their Tuesday afternoon.
- When: 4-8pm Tuesdays
- Where: Aquarius Centre, 21 Eden Close, Hulme
Just pop along any Tuesday.
Library Warm Hubs
Manchester City Council have also set up warm space’s in all of their library buildings across Manchester, as a warm safe place, for residents to visit for free and stay warm all day in a welcoming, inclusive environment.
Find out more about these spaces Warm spaces in libraries across Manchester | Warm spaces in libraries across Manchester | Manchester City Council
Manchester Cost of living support service
Manchester City Council are running a dedicated cost of living service to help Manchester residents who are struggling financially due to the cost of living crisis
You can access support by calling their free cost of living line: 0800 023 2692
The line is open Monday to Friday 9am to 4:30pm
You can also access support if you are struggling by completing this online form: Cost of living advice line form - Manchester City Council
Our ongoing commitment to dealing with damp and mould
In December 2022, we provided a report to the Regulator of Social Housing on how many of our homes had cases of damp and mould. To date, the majority of repairs have been completed for our customers, making sure your home is a safe and healthy space.Posted 04 Aug 2023