Money saving expert Martin Lewis has teamed up with the UK’s library and information association to offer advice to libraries considering becoming “warm banks”.
Warm banks or warm spaces are places where vulnerable people and those hit hard by the cost of living can spend time.
Martin first tweeted about warm banks in July this year, writing: “Can’t believe I’m writing this, but I wonder if this winter we’ll need ‘warm banks’, the equivalent of food banks where people who can’t afford heating are invited to spend their days, at no cost, with heating (eg in libraries, public buildings, etc)”
Following his tweet, he commissioned the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals to create a guide titled “A Warm Welcome“, which sets out tips and guidance for libraries who want to offer themselves as warm banks.
Further information about “A Warm Welcome”, including a link to the guide, can be found on the Money Saving Expert website.