The Welcome Network

The Welcome Network

‘The Welcome Network’ aims to establish friendly, welcoming meeting places, which bring people and organisations together to reduce loneliness, end food poverty and create sustainable lives.

Based in Chester and Cheshire West, ‘The Welcome Network’ is an exciting, new project, currently in the initial stages of development. The project will run over the next three years – we are now working together with local communities, partners and resources, to generate a shared action plan, which effectively incorporates the goals and values of ‘The Welcome Network’:

Friendly: A warm, informal welcome, offering good food and actively creating positive and lasting relationships

Dignifying: Every response in friendly and inclusive, building communities where all people have equal worth.

Collaborative: Working together with people and organisations, sharing specialist knowledge and good practice and making best use of resources

The meeting places will act as local ‘hubs’ and offer people the chance to feel part of their community, learn, eat, cook, grow, share ideas and have fun!


Meeting Places Event Friday 2nd June 2017!

Such a great event on Friday at Wolverham Community Centre, it was great to see so many there! 

Summer themed Meeting Places events 2017!

Winter themed meeting places event!

The Welcome Network ran some very successful meeting places events on January 4th & 5th at Neston Community and Youth Centre and Stanney Grange Community Centre!

A wide range of fun-filled winter themed activities took place such as goodness ball creating and decorating, messy play involving shaving foam and food colouring, crafts, face painting, hula hoops, twirlers, soft play and group games! A free lunch was served to all attendees, a hearty plate of warming beans on toast which was thoroughly enjoyed!

‘Love food, Hate Waste’ project come and ran an educational activity around food waste. This included games around composting, planting/decorating the children’s own lettuce pots and other informational materials around growing your own food and food waste for them to take home. The families really enjoyed it! Sonia, a member of the community, was nice enough to plan and execute all of the crafts making little pine cone owls, painted plates, colouring sheets!



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