Well-Come Point becomes a #WarmSpace
At Bognor Regis Methodist Church, we believe everyone has the right to be warm and treated equally with the dignity and respect all human beings deserve.
So as the cost-of-living crisis continues, we’ve registered the church’s Well-Come Point as a Warm Space for this winter.
Well-Come Point is our weekly community drop in, which already offers a safe, welcoming space for all. But now we’re doubling its open hours and increasing what Well-Come Point offers.
So now you can drop in any time from 10am – 2pm every Friday. You will find a warm welcome, and a safe space where you can rest, talk and find friendship.
What will we offer?
- A space that is warm and welcoming
- Refreshments, such as,
- hot drink and a biscuit
- hot soup and a roll/bread
- A space for people to talk, and a space for people to be silent
- Activities to engage in, including
- jigsaw puzzles
- table tennis
- board games / playing cards
- Somewhere to have a quick charge of phones
What will it cost?
This is all offered free. But we know sometimes, people feel more dignified if they can give something, so if people want to make a donation, this opportunity will be available.
Our Well-Come Point giving policy is: receive what you need, give as you can.
Why are we doing this?
As Christians we believe everyone should be able to live with dignity, knowing their intrinsic worth and value. Poverty contradicts the will of God, and robs people of their dignity, sense of worth and value.
The economic crisis of 2022 is leading us to act in the wake of widespread poverty & lack of simple necessities for living, such as food and heat.
But a warm space must be a temporary response. We’ll also be campaigning for people to live with dignity, which includes a warm space in their own home.
There’s more about Well-Come Point on its dedicated page.
Bognor Regis Methodist Church’s Well-Come Point has registered with Warm Welcome UK, and have adopted the Warm Space Charter.
The Warm Spaces Charter
You will get a warm welcome as well as Warm Space
Every time you come to a Warm Space you’ll be given a warm welcome from the staff and volunteers there.
Everyone is treated equally, with dignity and respect
Everyone has a right to be warm, so everyone in a Warm Space treats people, and is treated by people, with dignity and respect.
Your Warm Space will be a safe space
Your Warm Space will stick to the safeguarding policies that it always uses, and it will stick to food hygiene rules too!
We will not tell anyone about you needing a Warm Space
If you want to share the reasons you need a Warm Space, someone will listen, but they won’t tell anyone else unless you give them permission, or they must because of their safeguarding policies.
It doesn’t matter why you need a Warm Space
Every Warm Space is a non-judgemental space; whatever the reason you have for needing to come in, you will be treated equally and never judged.