12th October 2022

Hampshire Libraries – Warm and Welcome Spaces

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Please see the attached and the below from Hampshire Libraries who are providing warm spaces for people this winter.

Hampshire Libraries are inclusive, non-judgmental spaces where everyone can expect a warm welcome from staff and volunteers. With the help of our local and community partners we want this message to reach everyone in need of a warm space this winter and so I’ve attached posters for adults and families/children and our latest advocacy pack, which explain in more detail our facilities, free activities, and services.

In addition, we are distributing Winter Warm Packs from public libraries across 11 Hampshire Districts in October. The Warm Packs, which are supported through the Household Support Grant, include:

  • Thermal gloves, hat and scarf
  • Warm socks
  • Lidded coffee cup
  • Fleece or gilet
  • Hot water bottle
  • Food bank/Community Pantry voucher

We have Winter Warm Packs to give out to your service users who need them most. Our libraries are hosting ‘collection days’ when the users you refer can collect their Winter Warm Pack, from a dedicated collection point, have a drink and snack and learn more about the support libraries can offer.

We have also invited key local partners, including Citizen’s Advice and representatives from local food banks/community pantries, to be at the collection day to provide additional information on local support.


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