We all might need a safe place at some point in our lives; Wirral now has designated safe places open every weekday across the borough.
‘Places of Welcome’ is a growing network of small community organisations, including faith communities, who offer an unconditional welcome to local people for at least a few hours a week, regardless of your circumstances.
Wirral’s Places of Welcome make sure that every resident has a place to go for a friendly face, a cup of tea or just conversation, if and when they need it.
Places of Welcome are governed by a set of guiding principles:
- 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: Every person coming to a Place of Welcome will bring talents, experiences and skills that they might be willing to share locally
Find your local Place of Welcome in the list below:
- Pensby Library, Pensby Road, Pensby, CH61 9NE: Mondays: 10am-12noon & 1pm-3pm
- Rock Ferry Salvation Army Community Church, 179 Old Chester Road, Rock Ferry, CH42 3TB: Mondays: 11am-1pm
- West Kirby United Reformed Church, Meols Drive, West Kirby, CH48 5DA: Tuesdays: 10am-11.30am
- Moreton Methodist Church, Pasture Road, Moreton, CH46 7TQ: Wednesdays: 10am-12noon
- St Bridget’s West Kirby, St Bridget’s Lane, West Kirby, CH48 3JT: Wednesdays: 8.30am-11am
- Wirral Wellbeing Campus, 10-12 Bentinck Street, Birkenhead, CH41 4DY: Wednesdays: 1pm-3pm
- Wirral Change, St Laurence Drive, Birkenhead, CH41 3JD: Thursdays: 1pm-3pm
- Carrbridge Centre, Carr Bridge Road, Woodchurch, CH49 8EU: Weds& Thurs: 9.30am-11.30am
- St Luke’s Methodists Church, 19 Market Street, Hoylake, CH47 2BF: Fridays: 11.30am-1.30pm
- West Kirby Methodist Church, Westbourne Road, West Kirby, CH48 4DQ: Fridays: 10.15am-11.30am