TNT is pleased to work with the national Places Of Welcome Network as the Notts Area Coordinator. It is a growing network of local community groups providing their neighbourhoods with places where all people feel safe to belong, connect and contribute.

The first ones were in Birmingham, but now there are now over 350 in villages, towns and cities across the country. Numbers are growing all the time and you can follow the link to find out how many there are in Nottinghamshire .

Places of Welcome can be in any location including churches, mosques, temples, community centres or housing associations.

Each one is open to anyone and each one follows the following values (5 P's):

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 refreshments (at least a cup of tea and a biscuit) and basic local information.
Participation: Recognises that every person coming to a Place of Welcome will bring talents, experiences and skills that they might be willing to share locally.

Transforming Notts Together can offer support to existing projects who would like to explore joining the network, or places wishing to set one up. We also coordinate a map of over 100 churches across the county who are opening their doors to the local community:

If you’d like to find out more about Places of Welcome or putting Please get in touch with Julia Terry or Jackie Smith.

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