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Cost of Living – Welcoming Spaces

Organisations across Stoke-on-Trent are working together to set up a network of Welcoming Spaces over the autumn and winter 2022 to 2023. A Welcoming Space is a place of connection already established in the community (such as a community centre, library or place of faith), where people can meet up, socialise, and access support, relating to the cost of living. Services available at each Welcoming Space will vary but may include:

  • access to support about money, welfare, and mental wellbeing
  • community activities
  • access to computers, free Wi-Fi and charging points
  • heated space

Use the buttons below to find your local Welcoming Space, they are already well established and available to anyone:

Chell, Fegg Hayes, Tunstall and Sandyford

Hanley and Shelton

Longton and Meir

Blurton and Fenton

Abbey Hulton, Birches Head and Baddeley Green


Stoke, Penkhull and
Trent Vale

Newcastle and Staffordshire Moorlands

Burslem, Middleport and Cobridge

You can view a map of the city to see  Welcoming Spaces near you by clicking here. This map may take a few moments to load.

Are you a Welcoming Space or would you like to become one?

We’d like more venues and organisations to become Welcoming Spaces. Click here to download VAST’s Guide to Setting Up Your Welcoming Space. If you are interested in registering as a Welcoming Space please complete this form: Welcoming Spaces – Stronger Together through Winter ( or email [email protected] for further information.