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Welcome Break becomes a Warm Welcome Hub

On July 15th we welcomed Welcome Break at St Barnabas, Linthorpe as our 5th Warm Welcome Hub.

Welcome Break has provided hospitality, refreshment and care to many people in a variety of circumstances for 8 years. Kate Morris shared the story of how Welcome Break developed to provide a place of welcome within the local community. There are always some wonderful cakes and scones to be enjoyed at Welcome Break, not least the marvellous cake especially prepared for the launch.

It is with great pleasure we celebrate Welcome Break becoming a hub and we look forward to sharing their wisdom and experience as the Warm Welcome Network develops in the months and years ahead.

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We were delighted to welcome Local Councillor Julia Rostron to the event, she spoke about the importance of Welcome Break. "Everyone knows how welcoming this church is no matter who you are or where you are from. We look for ward to seeing Warm Welcome Hubs opening in all of our communities across Middlesbrough."

Between 60 and 80 people per week attend Welcome Break. Clive who is 84 spoke about how important the welcome and care is.

"It’s very important. There are lots of lonely people and we need places like this. I worked as a hospital porter for 30 years and understand how much people need to be cared for."

Welcome Break is open on Mondays 10am-12noon at St Barnabas Church, Linthorpe.