The theme of "bringing people together" was suddenly challenged by the necessity to 'Stay at home, Protect the NHS, Save Lives'. What a year it's been!

The Covid-19 lockdowns of 2020/21 rather put the brakes on our 'Places of Welcome' initiative. The theme of "bringing people together" was suddenly challenged by the necessity to 'Stay at home, Protect the NHS, Save Lives'.

In the Autumn of 2020 Together Newcastle undertook a Listening Exercise and the results of our research are already shaping our work for the year ahead. We're planning a broader Places of Wellbeing programme that will develop themes of "bringing people together" and "reducing loneliness and social isolation" in post-lockdown communities.

If you'd like to know more email Kerry Crellin or Judith Sadler



Places of Welcome will continue further information is available from the national Places of Welcome website or email Kerry Crellin

Pre-lockdown, Aileen Innes became Places of Welcome Co-ordinator at Heaton Baptist Church and you can read more about her experiences here

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We are grateful to Allchurches Trust for their funding support for our Places of Wellbeing initiative in 2021