Places of Welcome: Join us

You can apply to join the network and open a Place of Welcome if you:

  • Already have an existing drop-in style activity that you would like to be added to the map.
  • Would like to set up a new Place of Welcome in your community.
  • Have a coordinator who can manage your venue on a week-by-week basis, acting as the point of contact, supporting volunteers, connecting with the wider Places Of Welcome network, and managing signposting information.
POFW web joinus

Before you register, please make sure you've checked our FAQs and advice on safeguarding and risk assessments.

Or if you'd like to speak to a member of the team, please get in touch and we'll arrange a call or answer any questions by email:

Please do not use our branding until you’ve officially joined the network.

The main criteria for becoming a Place of Welcome is a commitment to our 5 values:

Place: Create an accessible and hospitable space (the same time and place each week)

People: Open to everyone regardless of their circumstances and staffed by volunteers

Presence: A place where people actively listen to one another

Provision: Offering free refreshments and vital local information

Participation: Recognise that every person coming to a Place of Welcome could bring talents, experiences & skills that offer value to others

With our support, you could bring out the best in your community.

Places of Welcome 5 Ps web 1

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