Warmer Spaces, Penistone
All Welcoming Spaces will operate within the following principles, which is intended to help local people who want to use them to know what to expect when they step across the threshold of a Welcoming Space building: a guarantee of respect, dignity, and warmth.

You’ll get a warm welcome.
Every time you come to a Welcoming 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 Welcoming Space treats people, and is treated by people, with dignity and respect.

Your Welcoming Space will be a safe space.
Your Welcoming Space will stick to the safeguarding policies that it always uses, and it will stick to food hygiene rules too.

We’ll not tell anyone about you needing a Welcoming Space.
If you want to share the reasons you need a Welcoming 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 Welcoming Space.
Every Welcoming Space is a non-judgemental space; whatever the reason you have for needing to come in, you’ll be treated the same and never judged.

You can download a PDF of the policy here.

View of Penistone from Barnsley Road