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Rothesay Foundation boosts Clarion’s warm spaces

The Rothesay Foundation has partnered with Clarion Futures, the charitable foundation of Clarion Housing Group, donating over £315,000 to its warm spaces programme.

Through the programme, Clarion Futures works with community organisations across the country to offer warm spaces for older residents experiencing hardship and social isolation. Thanks to the new partnership and additional funding provided by the Rothesay Foundation, Clarion Futures has been able to double the number of warm spaces supported this year, taking the total to 50 across England.

The funding will also enable warm packs to be distributed to those visiting the warm spaces. Worth more than £100 each, the warm packs include items such as an electric blanket, slow cooker, draught excluder, room thermometer and heating timer, as well as warm clothes like hats, gloves and socks. This will ensure that the support provided reaches beyond the warm spaces themselves, helping people to stay warm at home which is becoming a widespread challenge due to the cost-of-living crisis.

James Dickson, Chair of Trustees at the Rothesay Foundation, said: “We are pleased to partner with Clarion Futures to fund the expansion of its vitally important warm spaces programme. The Rothesay Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life for older people living in need in the UK, a huge challenge during a cost-of-living crisis which is leaving many struggling to afford their energy bills. Through supporting warm packs and a growing number of warm spaces, we hope to help as many older people as possible to stay warm this year while also providing safe and welcoming spaces where they can connect with their local community.”

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