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Keeping warm this winter introduction

Warm spaces and places near you, where you'll get a warm welcome this winter.

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This information was last updated on 20 November 2023

What is a Warm Space?

Warm Spaces are places where people can come together in a warm, safe, welcoming place and maybe enjoy a hot drink, a sit down and have a chat with others.

Voluntary groups, community organisations and others from our communities have come together to establish a network of warm spaces this winter. This includes, but is not limited to, community centres, church halls, libraries and community hubs. 

They are free to visit and we promise a warm welcome when you arrive. Some places may offer a hot drink, activities and other things like free access computers and Wi-Fi.  You can come and spend time quietly or meet other people in your community for a chat. 

Each warm space is different and may not be open every day. But we're working together with all our community partners to try and offer as many warm spaces as we can.

Find your nearest Warm Space

Click on the map to see what is available near you, or view our list of all Warm Spaces below:  

A preview of the warm spaces map. Click here to open the map site

Becoming a Warm Space

If you are an organisation offering a Warm Space in your community already and you'd like to join the network, please get in touch.  All our partners agree to a warm welcome promise. Please tell us about your facilities and services so we can add you to the directory.  It should only take a few minutes to complete the form.

I've heard of Warm Hubs are these different to Warm Spaces?

Yes, they are different to Warm Spaces. Community Action Northumberland (CAN) has a long standing, award-winning 'Warm Hubs' project which has been highlighted as good practice by Ofgem and the Prince's Countryside Fund. 

They provide a network of warm, energy-efficient community venues acting as focal points for energy support and advice and a small network of volunteer Energy Agents. 

There are 40 Warm Hubs across Northumberland many of which already have a full programme - learn more about the Warm Hubs project on the Energy Advice Northumberland website.

Warm Spaces in action

See inside some of the Warm Spaces in Northumberland and meet some of the friendly faces who will greet you.

A warm welcome at the Project Space in Blyth

A warm welcome at Blyth Library

A Warm Welcome at the Hub at Cramlington

A warm welcome at Wooler URC Warm Hub

A warm welcome at the Cheviot Centre in Wooler

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