A Bolton charity is set to open a "warm space" for locals in the Halliwell and Crompton area this winter.

The Flowhesion Foundation will offer support for those in need or a warm brew after receiving funding from the council.

The charity is situated in the historic Church of All Souls in Astley Bridge, which is at the heart of the Crompton community.

The warm space offering will run from Monday to Friday from 10am to 2pm, starting on Monday, January 9 and will be open to all.

Residents will be able to enjoy free public wi-fi, as well as a cafe on site with a wide range of activities on offer throughout the week. 

Crompton Cllr Emily Mort said: “It’s been great to be invited to All Souls to hear about the work that their amazing team is doing, alongside the Flowhesion Foundation, in offering this historic building at the centre of our community as a warm hub this winter.

“All Souls is a fantastic asset, and I am pleased to see the warm hub scheme being offered here.

“Support will be available to anyone in our community who feel they need a helping hand, advice or even just a brew.

“It’s heart-warming to see local charities working together to extend the councils’ warm hub scheme, making the service available in a wider variety of places.

“I am grateful to All Souls and The Flowhesion Foundation for offering these services.

“Looking after our Crompton and the wider Bolton is a key priority for us as councillors, and we continue to support this offering in any way we can.”

Cllr Rabiya Jiva, who represents Crompton, added: “Unfortunately, we know it is getting tough for the community, especially in this current climate.

“I ask everyone to come visit All Souls who are providing the winter warm space.

“You will be met by friendly and supportive staff.”

The Flowhesion Foundation focus on promoting community cohesion regardless of religion, culture, or identity.

For more information contact Warm Space and support hub programme manager Vanessa Stoneman on 01204 275 106.

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