30th November 2023: Quite a few councils have deleted their 2022 directories and have not replaced them. Others have completely changed how they present the offers which gives us more work to keep on top of indexing them. Where we can still automatically process a directory, we have gone back to updating our search index daily.
During the winter of 2022-3, the cost-of-living crisis in the UK meant more-and-more people were struggling to stay warm. Many different groups - from voluntary groups to local councils - started collating different directories of warm spaces. This duplicated work and meant each directory only contained a subset of all warm spaces. So we developed this as a lower-bandwidth tool to help people search through multiple warm spaces directories.