Warm words and warm clothing at Words of Welcome

15 January 2014

One of the volunteers at Words of Welcome

People in Stockton who have lost their way in life are beginning to connect with their local community once more thanks to volunteers running a new, weekly drop-in café.

A growing number of vulnerable people are enjoying the hospitality of Words of Welcome where they are able to find friendly conversation, warmth, food and shelter.

Yet more local people are also benefiting from the 5p Bus, which parks outside the project on Yarm Road and is stocked with clothing, bedding and other essential items.

One recent visitor to the bus had no winter clothing and was struggling to keep warm in the plummeting temperatures. However, she was able to leave the bus wearing a warm coat, which had cost her just 5p. And not only was she able to benefit from the warm clothing on offer, she now knows that there is a warm welcome waiting for her every Friday at Words of Welcome.