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Wishes for Winshill Community Café Selected as a Place of Welcome

Wishes for Winshill Community Café Selected as a Place of Welcome

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Trent & Dove Housing are delighted to report that Wishes for Winshill Community Café has been selected as a destination for Places of Welcome.

Places of Welcome is a growing network of hospitality, run by local community groups who want to make sure that everyone in their area has a place to go for a friendly face, a cup of tea and a conversation. It is a network of small community organisations, including faith communities, who offer unconditional welcome to local people for at least a few hours a week.

Originally developed in Birmingham and now growing across the country, Places of Welcome responds to the challenge to make cities, towns, villages and neighbourhoods more welcoming.

There are five guiding principles in which Wishes for Winshill agreed to uphold at the venue.

Place: A hospitable and accessible building, open at the same time every week.

People: Open to everyone regardless of their circumstances or situation, and staffed by volunteers, a group of people who are committed to making it happen.

Presence: A place where people actively listen to one another.

Provision: Free refreshments (as least a cup of tea and a biscuit) are on offer along with basic local information.

Participation: Recognition that every person coming to a Place of Welcome will bring talents, experiences and skills that they might be willing to share locally.

Wishes for Winshill is one of five Places of Welcome in Burton and will host their first meet and greet on Thursday 7th March from 9am until 11am.

If you would like to find out more information on Wishes for Winshill Community Café, please call our Community Engagement Team on 01283 528 652.

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