Platform Housing and EEM funding boost keeps community warm hubs going - The Malvern Observer

Platform Housing and EEM funding boost keeps community warm hubs going

Malvern Editorial 22nd Apr, 2023   0

COMMUNITY ‘warm’ hubs in Malvern will continue to provide vital support to local housing association customers during the current cost of living crisis thanks to funding from Platform Housing and EEM.

Social housing provider, Platform Housing have donated £20,00 from their Community Chest Funds and EEM have donated another £10,000 in support of the existing warm hubs.

One of the first organisations to benefit from the funding is the Church of the Ascension, Malvern Link who have received £450 to help them continue to hold their warm hub sessions throughout the year and provide ‘warm packs’ to help people stay warm at home.

Platform Housing’s campaign to keep their customers warm and supported will see a further donation of £3,100 to local charities and organisations across Malvern and Herefordshire, including St Mary’s Church, Broom Farm Community Association, YMCA, Bromyard Methodist Church, St Mary’s Parish Church, Ross-on-Wye Baptist Church and Ledbury Warm Spaces.

Marion Duffy, chief operations officer at Platform Housing Group said, “Running in the heart of local communities, warm hubs are designed to support vulnerable and isolated people, as well as those on lower incomes, when the cost of living “continues to be a daily challenge.

“The activities and services available at the community hubs we’re supporting are operated by volunteers from within the local area; people who are uniquely positioned to understand the needs of their local communities.”




Sarah Maxfield-Phillips, ministry lead, Church of Ascension (Malvern Link) said: “We’re delighted with the support that we’ve received from Platform Housing Group.

“The funding will make a huge difference to all of the families who are using and have used the Warm Space over this difficult period.”


Platform Housing are the regions largest social landlord, responsible for over 47,000 homes across the the Midlands including Malvern and Herefordshire. Their mission is to provide homes with affordable and social rent with the possibility of shared ownership.

EEM is a not for profit organisation who place emphasis on supporting communities who are served by their hundreds of active public sector members. EEM has launched an emergency cost of living fund to help public sector members support some of the most vulnerable people throughout the cost of living crisis.

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