Keeping warm in your local community this winter
25 November 2022
With energy bills rising over the past few months, we know that it may not always be possible to limit energy usage to offset rising costs. As a step towards reducing the challenges that people are facing this winter, several local authorities have created a network of Warm Welcome spaces in their communities which guarantee a free welcoming place where you can go to keep warm and engage with others in your community. We contacted each of the local authorities in the 36 communities we work in to find out what warm spaces they offer. We’ve used this information to create a directory of warm spaces. You can find out what places are available in your area below:
Find warm spaces in your local area:
Barking And Dagenham
St Paul's United Reformed Church (Croham Park Avenue, CR2 7HF) are opening their doors to families and people of all ages every Thursday from 3:30pm to 6:30pm until March 24 2023. There will be hot drinks, games and crafts, as well as opportunities to chat and plug in your laptop and work or do homework. Light hot supper will be available from 5:30pm. Please register to attend by calling 07971068887 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org by 12pm on the day.
Hammersmith And Fulham
St Dionis Church on Parsons Green will be open on Wednesdays from 2-4pm as a Warm Welcome space. This is free without any hidden costs and is warm, inclusive, and non-judgmental. There will be tea and coffee facilities readily available, along with basic signposting information for those who need further support.
Kensington And Chelsea
Kingston Upon Thames
Richmond Upon Thames
Wandsworth libraries act as 'heatbanks' in colder weather and are free to visit all day long. Find out more here.
More cost of living help
We have a dedicated section on our website with information, advice and support available to hopefully reduce the rising cost of running your home this winter. Find out more by clicking here or the button below.