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Over 100 venues venues are offering a 'Warm Welcome' to South Lanarkshire residents

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South Lanarkshire residents who are struggling with the cost of living can find a “warm welcome” across the area.Every part of the area has been covered, with 102 places offering a warm place for locals to receive support and activities that can be accessed in the coming winter months.The new scheme is the latest in an extensive programme from the council to help local residents cope with the rising costs.The Lanarkshire Live app is available to download now.

Get all the news from your area – as well as features, entertainment, sport and the latest on Lanarkshire’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic – straight to your fingertips, 24/7.The free download features the latest breaking news and exclusive stories, and allows you to customise your page to the sections that matter most to you.Head to the App Store and never miss a beat in Lanarkshire - iOS - Android Warm Welcome locations include libraries, leisure facilities and other community venues run by South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture which have been funded by the council to provide free lets to organisations that open their doors to the public.A number of volunteer and community groups have also come forward to join the scheme, many of which will be funded by a share of £40,000 the council has made available in grants to help those participating meet additional costs.Council Leader Joe Fagan said: “It is clear that this winter is going to be very tough for very large numbers of people, with huge increases in fuel and food bills."The council, with our partners at SLLC, is committed to doing everything we possibly can to help.“Just having somewhere to go, where not just the temperature but the whole welcome will be warm, will make a real difference to so many

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