Easton’s Community Living Room
Easton Community Centre became one of Bristol’s many Welcoming Spaces in Winter 2022. In addition to extended opening hours, free hot drinks and a warm welcome, there were additional FREE and low-cost events and activities at the centre. Many came along to take the pressure off the heating bills, learn something new, and connect with others.
WHAT IS A WELCOMING SPACE?
A Welcoming Space is a place already established in the community (like Easton Community Centre), where people can meet up, socialise, access support relating to the cost of living, and keep warm. There is a network of spaces across Bristol that are becoming Welcoming Space this winter to support our communities through this difficult time. Services at each Welcoming Space vary but at Easton Community Centre we provided:
- access to support about energy, employment and discrimination
- community activities, including social clubs, community meals and film nights
- access to phones, free wifi and charging points
- a heated space
- extended opening times
- toys, games and books
- free hot drinks
OTHER LOCAL WELCOMING SPACES
Bristol City Council has coordinated and distributed funds to community buildings across the city to provide extra support to people during what will be a tough winter for many.
As well as Easton Community Centre there are several other Welcoming Spaces in our area providing a range of services. FIND OUT MORE HERE