The Dorothy Parkes Centre is now officially registered as a Warm Welcome Space. Any regular visitors to our Centre will know that everybody receives a warm welcome, it is often seen as one of the main strengths of the Centre. However, by registering officially in time for winter, we join over 7,000 venues as part of the campaign, and hope to reach more people in need.

Warm Welcome Spaces are opening their doors to local communities, offering everyone a free, warm, welcoming and friendly space. Warm Welcome wants everyone to access a warm and welcoming space in their local community, to connect with others, make new friends, and feel part of their community. It’s your open invitation to come in, keep warm, connect with others, and make new friends.

By working together, Warm Welcome will ensure everyone has somewhere warm and friendly to go, so no one is ever left to get through winter alone. The dark evenings and cold winter months are challenging for everyone, especially people who feel lonely and isolated, and anyone who can’t afford to heat their home or feed themselves.

This initiative is part of DPC’s wider ‘Warm this Winter’ campaign which includes the distribution of 100 warm packs and we thank National Grid Community Matters Fund and SCVO for the funding which is allowing us to do this. You can find Warm Welcome Spaces all over the UK using the map online at