There is a network of community spaces residents can visit this winter.
What is a Northumberland 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 communities have come together to establish a network of warm spaces this winter which are free to visit and offer a warm welcome environment.
Some places may offer a hot drink, activities and other things like free access computers and Wi-Fi. Residents can come and spend time quietly or meet other people in their community for a chat. Each warm space is different and may not be open every day. But Northumberland Communities Together are working together with all community partners to try and offer as many warm spaces as they can.
This interactive map on the link above on the ‘keeping warm this winter’ section of the NCC website allows residents to search for their nearest warm space using their postcode.
Residents can also contact the Northumberland Communities Together response hub directly for more information on 01670 620015 from 9am to 6pm 7 days a week or email NCT@northumberland.gov.uk
Becoming a Warm Space
If you know of an organisation offering a warm space in your community already and you think they would like to join the network, please encourage them to get in touch. All partners agree to a warm welcome promise.
We will just need to know a little bit more about the facilities and services so we can add them 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 24 Warm Hubs across Northumberland many of which already have a full programme – click here if you are interested in learning more about the Warm Hubs project.