The colder months may be challenging for residents across Greater Manchester as we continue to tackle the rising cost of living. See below for advice and support on how to stay warm and well.
Staying warm at home
Cold weather can have a serious impact on health. Older people and those with heart or lung conditions can be particularly at risk.
Advice on staying well this winter can be found on the NHS website: How to stay well in winter - NHS (www.nhs.uk)
There are currently 306 ‘Warm Spaces’ across Greater Manchester (figure as of February 2023).
Spaces are free to access and you can be assured of finding a safe, warm, inclusive, and friendly environment.
Find your nearest hub here on the Warm Welcome Space website: Find a Warm Welcome Space Today or through your local council:
Bolton: Find warm and welcoming spaces in Bolton | Bolton at Home
Bury: Warm Spaces Bury | The Bury Directory
Manchester: Warm spaces in libraries across Manchester | Manchester City Council
Oldham: Warm Banks | Oldham Council
Rochdale: Warm Spaces in the borough of Rochdale – Rochdale Borough Council
Stockport: Warm spaces - Stockport Council
Tameside: Warm Welcome Hub | Tameside Council
Trafford: Keep the cold out with Trafford Libraries | Trafford Directory
Wigan: Warm, welcoming spaces | Wigan Council
Winterwise also provides help and support for older people to keep warm, well and safe in their home. Visit the Winterwise page for more information.