GNRP Winter Warm Offer
Peterborough City Council plan to work closely with local community, voluntary and faith sector organisations to provide cost of living support to local people within community settings between November 2022 and March 2023.
These community hubs will be settings across the city that offer practical support including: food, basic essentials, support accessing Household Support fund vouchers (if eligible) and information about cost of living support that they are entitled to. This will include the following:
1. HSF vouchers a. Supermarket vouchers b. Fuel vouchers (if on a prepaid meter) 2.
4. Signposting to income support, energy cost advice, debt advice and crisis support
And essentially, companionship
Of 46 applications, 20 organisations have been identified to support Warm Welcome hubs which will include 15 static hubs, 4 delivery organisations and 1 roving Rural Roving Hub.
Good Neighbours Rural Peterborough have been acknowledged as a Trusted Partner to help coordinate support for the Rural Roving Hub.
1. local residents to complete an HSF application
2. 2. Community Support Hub (and Trusted Partner)– offering food and basic essentials at the setting. This can include fresh fruit and vegetables, cooked food, non-perishable food, or a mixture of these categories.
3. 3. Food parcel deliveries (and Trusted Partner) – supporting local Community Support hubs with delivery of goods to local people with disabilities/ mobility issues/ other barriers to accessing hub settings
£10,000 has been awarded to Good Neighbours which can be used for the following: – Purchasing food/ ingredients and basic essentials for distribution to vulnerable households – Funding to vulnerable households for heating costs – Fuel costs/ mileage costs for deliveries and reasonable but limited administrative costs.
Room Hire Costs will not be included and we therefore hope Parish Councils will directly support with these costs if needed.
Training Peterborough City Council will provide training to the core team of staff and volunteers that will be involved in each hub setting across the city.
Mandatory training will include:
• Trusted partner Voucher application process including eligibility criteria
• Food bank vouchers (Trussell trust)
• Safeguarding training
• Social prescriber referrals
Optional training will include:
• Mental Health First Aid training
• Signposting Training
• Domestic violence – Ask Me training
CareZone referral training
• Conflict resolution training
1. Identify parish councils wanting to be involved
2. Identify locations of each potential Hub and the key contact in each area
3. Clarify ‘the unique offer’ of the Roving Rural Hub
4. Establish Network Support Group for the Rural Roving Hub
5. Agree a timetable for opening hours across the different areas (benefit is that the offer is shared rather than in the same place each day)