Places of Welcome

Places of Welcome is a growing network of local community groups providing their neighbourhoods with places where all people feel safe to belong, connect and contribute. A Place of Welcome offers your neighbourhood a place where everyone can go for a friendly face, a cup of tea and a conversation if and when they need it.

Places of Welcome

Each Place of Welcome offers:

+ PLACE – An accessible and hospitable building, open at the same time every week

+ PEOPLE – Open to everyone, regardless of their circumstances or situation, and staffed by volunteers

+ PRESENCE – A place where people actively listen to one another 

+ PROVISION – Offering free refreshment (e.g. a cup of tea and a biscuit) and basic local information

+ PARTICIPATION – Every person will bring talents, experiences and skills that they may be willing to share locally 

Places of Welcome operate in church buildings and community centres all over the Black Country. Find more information about when and where here

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