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Warm spaces in Herefordshire

As we move towards winter, many people across the UK are under immense pressure as the cost of living crisis grows.

Unfortunately, even with help from the Government, lots of people will have to make difficult choices about how to manage money, bills and especially heating costs.

That's why, working with our libraries and other community partners, we want to create a number of warm spaces across Herefordshire. These will be safe spaces available to anyone in Herefordshire, where they can go to warm up, see a friendly face and get support.

There are already many fantastic facilities providing warm spaces in Herefordshire and if this is you, we'd love to hear from you!

We want to create a list of places offering warm spaces so we can begin to let people know how they access these services near them, when they need them.

If you've got a warm space already, please tell us about your facilities and services in this simple form. It should only take a few minutes to fill out.

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Find warm spaces in Herefordshire

Bank holidays and public holidays may offer different opening times, please check directly with the venue.

Bromyard Methodist Church

From Wednesday 9th November 2022 to 29th March 2023:

Wednesday - 9.30am to 3pm

As well as a warm welcome, and a physically warm space, we can offer light refreshments. We also have free Wi-Fi* available, mobile charging and a computer available. Some weeks we will offer activities and films. We are gathering reading books, jigsaws and games. Most of all come for a warm welcome. We can offer conversation or a quiet space to work. We have a place for small children to play. We can look thinks up for you on the internet or refer you to support groups and help.
* Those using our Wi-Fi and computer will need to agree to our safe use policy.
Wednesday - 9.30am to 12.30pm, 1.30pm to 4.30pm
Saturday - 9.30am to 12.30pm

Halo Leisure Centre, Holmer Road

Monday - Thursday 6am - 9pm
Friday 6am - 8pm
Saturday - Sunday 7am - 3pm

Halo Leisure Pool

Monday - Friday 6am - 10pm
Saturday 7am - 3pm
Sunday 8am - 3pm

Herefordshire Archive and Records Centre

Tuesday - 10am to 4pm
Wednesday - 10am to 4pm
Thursday - 10am to 4pm
Friday - 10am to 4pm
Saturday (second in the month) - 10am to 4pm

Hereford Library

Tuesday - 9.30am to 4.30pm
Wednesday - 9.30am to 4.30pm
Thursday - 9.30am to 4.30pm
Friday - 9.30am to 4.30pm
Saturday - 9.30am to 1pm

Hereford Methodist Church

From 10th November 2022 to 25th March 2023:

Saturday - 9.30am to 3pm (Closing at 2pm if no one is in attendance)

hvoss The Venue, Ross-on-Wye

Wednesday - 10am to 2pm

Hot drinks, biscuits and soup or jacket potato available for free, also flask filling, phone charging, book swap, as well as information and support.

Kington Library

Tuesday - 9.30am to 12.30pm, 1.30pm to 4.30pm
Thursday - 9.30am to 12.30pm
Saturday - 9.30am to 1pm

Larruperz Centre

Monday - 11.00am to 3.00pm

Hot drinks and soup

The Friday Lunch Club at the Larruperz Centre

Friday - 12pm to 2pm

For age 75 and over. Providing a home cooked meal with hot drinks for £10. Social interaction group, fun activities and a chance to chat and be a part of our Friday family. Pre-booking is essential by the Monday of the week you would like to attend. Call 07814624417 or 01989720627

Ledbury Catholic Church

Tuesday - 1.30pm to 5pm

Ledbury Food Bank

From the beginning of November. Every Wednesday and Friday between 12.00 and 4.00 (following the usual food bank sessions).

Please come along for a warm welcome and a friendly chat, in a warm space, with free refreshments. We have free Wi-Fi and a computer available to use, subject to booking.

Ledbury LEAF Baptist Church

Thursday - 10am to 5pm (downstairs)

Weekend offer: Saturday - 10 am to 12 midday
Hot drinks, board games

Ledbury Methodist Places of Welcome

From Monday 7th November to Monday 27th March:

Monday - 9am to 6pm (Closing at 5pm if no one is in attendance)

Ledbury Library

Monday - 9.30am to 4.30pm
Tuesday - 9.30am to 4.30pm
Wednesday - Closed
Thursday - 9.30am to 4.30pm
Friday - 9.30am to 4.30pm
Saturday - 9.30am to 12.30pm

Leintwardine Library

Tuesday - 10am to 1.30pm
Thursday - 1pm to 4.30pm
Saturday* - 10am to 12 noon

Leominster Library

Monday - 9.30am to 4.30pm
Tuesday - 9.30am to 4.30pm
Wednesday - Closed
Thursday - 9.30am to 4.30pm
Friday - 9.30am to 4.30pm
Saturday - 9.30am to 1pm
Sunday - Closed

Leominster Priory

Friday - 10am to 12 noon

Our regular Friday coffee morning is open to anyone to come and sit out of the warm. If you don't have money for a hot drink - don't worry, have one on us.

Pot & Page, Ledbury

Wednesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday - 10am to 2pm 

Pot & Page offer use of their facilities to anyone during their normal opening hours and a free bowl of soup to those who may need a warm meal. 

Putson Baptist Church

Tuesday - 1.30pm to 4pm
Wednesday - 9.30am to 12.30pm
Friday - 9.30am to 12.30pm

A warm space to have a chat with a warm cuppa. Also the lunch club is available 1st & 3rd Fridays each month. We also have a friendship group 2nd & 4th Tuesday each month. Please contact the venue directly for more information.

The Courtyard - Hereford

The Courtyard is open from 10am, Monday – Saturday.

Box Office and The Courtyard Shop are open 10am – 8pm, Monday – Saturday.

In the case of performances that occur on Sundays the venue will be open from 1 hour prior to the start of the first performance of the day.

The Lion Café, Kington

Monday - 9.30am to 4.00pm
Tuesday - 9.30am to 4pm
Wednesday - Closed
Thursday - 9.30 to 4.00pm
Friday - 9.30am to 4.30pm

The Living Room, Hereford

Monday to Friday - 9am to 4pm

The Living Room is a safe place for anyone. We are a Café, a Community Larder and a safe Community Space, all in the centre of Hereford.

We will continue to provide a warm, safe space for anyone who needs it. We are a registered Talk Community Hub offering support and signposting to those who need it, including on cost-of-living pressures, housing, health & wellbeing. We will provide food and drink, an opportunity for people to take part in activities and respond to requests for new things to take part in. We will continue to operate our community larder.

The Salvation Army, Hereford

Wednesday - 9.30am to 4.30pm

Our warm space is a community café serving breakfast rolls, and home-made soup, along with a hot meal. There are facilities to charge small mobile appliances, a small play area for children (who must be supervised by parents). Board games, newspapers, books and puzzles are available. No set prices, donation tin provided, and no judgement made.

Ross Community Garden

Monday - 12.30pm to 1.30pm
Wednesday - 12.30pm to 1.30pm
Friday - 12.30pm to 1.30pm

Free soup and roll.

Zero Waste Stall at Ross Community Garden

Monday - Saturday 10.30am to 11.30am

Ross-on-Wye Library

Monday - 9.30am to 4.30pm
Tuesday - 9.30am to 4.30pm
Wednesday - Closed
Thursday - 9.30am to 4.30pm
Friday - 9.30am to 4.30pm
Saturday - 9.30am to 1pm
Sunday - Closed

Talk Community Hub @ Staunton on Wye Village Hall

First and third Wednesday of the month - 10am to 12.30pm

Our warm spaces promise

Warm spaces with a warm welcome

You'll be guaranteed a friendly, warm welcome into every Warm Space.

Warm spaces are for everyone

No matter why you need it, all warm spaces in Herefordshire are non-judgemental environments where anyone is welcome and will be treated with utmost dignity and respect

Warm spaces are confidential

There will always be a listening ear if want to share the reasons you need a Warm Space, but they won't tell anyone else unless you give permission or they must do because of their safeguarding policies.

Warm spaces are safe spaces

Every warm space is safe and adheres to its organisational safeguarding policies.