Glasgow based Care organisations Cosgrove Care and Jewish Care Scotland are joining together to open their doors to those in need over the winter months. In light of the ongoing cost of living and fuel crisis the charities are pulling resources in an effort to support as many affected people as they can living in and around the southside of Glasgow.
The Warm Spaces Project will see the Walton Community Care Centre in Giffnock initially open its doors on Sundays, from 12pm to 3pm, each week from Sunday 13 November. Everyone is welcome and will have access to a warm space, a simple lunch and friendly faces from the teams at Cosgrove Care and Jewish Care Scotland. The organisations are also relying on their loyal volunteers to help deliver the Warm Spaces Project, with support from Pulling Together.
The project is aimed at anyone who is struggling with the harsh winter months, whether they need to keep warm, something to eat or are simply looking for some company. Cosgrove Care Co-Chair Colin Black said, “The Warm Spaces Project will offer a refuge for anyone in the local community who needs some extra support. Whether they are struggling financially, in need of advice and support or feeling isolated and alone, our doors are open.”
Those who come along to the Warm Spaces Project will be able to take away a food parcel too, with some essential cupboard staples as well as having access to our warm clothes bank. Staff and volunteers can also help with access to transport to the session. The staff teams will also be on hand to discuss any potential support people might be able to benefit from, including the Jewish Care Scotland cost-of-living grant. The grant is a one-off payment to people who are struggling financially, and more information can be found on the Jewish Care Scotland website.
Richard Groden, Chair of Jewish Care Scotland said, “Some people are facing the very real dilemma of heating or eating this winter. We are here to help and are offering those who need us support in various forms. The Warm Spaces Project is a joint venture between Jewish Care Scotland and Cosgrove Care to allow us to pull our resources and to maximise the impact we can make to those in need.”
Warm Spaces opens its doors every Sunday from 12pm to 3pm from Sunday 13 November. More information about the Warm Spaces Project can be found at www.cosgrovecare.org.uk or www.jcarescot.org.uk. To register your interest or for access to transport, please call 0141 620 2500.
More information on the Jewish Care Scotland Cost of Living grant can be found by contacting the charity directly, by calling 0141 620 1800 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Warm Spaces Project signals a commitment from the Boards of Cosgrove Care and Jewish Care Scotland to work closely together into the future and there are ambitions to extend the support on offer moving forward.