Warm Hubs

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In collaboration with Cambridgeshire ACRE, with funding provided by the Integrated Care System (ICS), South Cambridgeshire District Council is setting up a series of community-led free-to-use Warm Hubs this winter.

 

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The Warm Hubs are being run within community spaces, where local residents can visit a safe, warm and friendly environment to enjoy refreshments and social activity, obtain information and advice, and delight in the company of others.

The network of Warm Hubs is truly community-led; coordinated and hosted by trained volunteers within the heart of local communities.

The project is recruiting and training volunteers to open Warm Hubs in their own communities with the aim of replicating the idea, to eventually establish a network of volunteer-run Warm Hubs across the district. An evaluation will take place and the learning will be shared with all partners as things progress this wintertime.

What do Warm Hubs offer?

Warms Hubs are being established in places such as: libraries, community centres, church halls, sports clubs, cafés and other places that promise a warm welcome to anyone struggling to heat their home.

Warm Hubs are totally free to use and will provide a warm welcome to all.

Some venues will also offer hot drinks, activities and other services, such as free wi-fi.

Warm Hubs will support vulnerable and isolated people, as well as those on lower incomes who are unable to pay their energy bills without compromising on other essentials, such as food, rent or hygiene, this wintertime.

We believe that Warm Hubs, established at a community level, will provide access to services for those that are perhaps ‘just managing’ with the cost-of-living crisis and who are not necessarily familiar with the systems of support available to them. The idea is to provide access to services at an early intervention stage, to prevent longer term hardship.

Warm Hubs are community-led 

Warm Hubs bring a new community-led approach to South Cambridgeshire in tackling poverty and social isolation.

People can come along to the Warm Hubs on their own, or with a friend, and talk to others over a hot drink, or maybe a hot meal. Those attending the Warm Hubs can get practical tips and advice on saving energy costs and keeping safe and warm at home. They will also be helped to find out about more specialist advice and support available to them, such as cost-of-living grants or debt advice.

Warm Hubs will also be joined to programmes that support the provision of food such as: food banks, community larders, batch cooking and pop-up community shops - with the aim of increasing local access to good quality and affordable food, so that no-one goes hungry this wintertime.

We expect Warm Hubs to reflect the needs of each community, so some might evolve out of groups that already meet, for example, a community might already be holding a community café, coffee morning or breakfast club. Some Warm Hubs might be arranged around other activities, such as play groups or older people’s / friendship clubs. Other Warm Hubs might be completely new in their set-up.

Warm Hubs locations

Please note the Warm Hubs below are listed in the order which they opened.

Gamlingay Warm Hub

Venue: Gamlingay Eco Hub Community Centre, Stocks Lane, Gamlingay. Sandy. SG19 3JR.
Opening Times: Wednesday, 2pm to 4pm; Thursday 10am to 12pm; Friday 10.30am to 12.30pm; and Saturday, 10am to 12pm (closed Saturday 19 November)
Open From: Monday 24 October 2022

Caldecote Warm Hub

Venue: Caldecote Pavilion, Furlong Way, Highfields, Caldecote. Cambridge. CB23 7ZH.
Opening Times: Tuesday, 9:30am to 12:30pm, Thursday, 12pm to 3pm
Open From: Tuesday 25 October 2022

Hardwick Warm Hub

Venue: Hardwick Evangelical Church, Broadway House, 149-151 St. Neots Road, Hardwick. Cambridge. CB23 7QJ.
Opening Times: Tuesday, 11am to 2pm
Open From: Tuesday 1 November 2022

Cambourne Warm Hub

Venue: Cambourne Church, Jeavons Lane, Great Cambourne, Cambridge. CB23 6AF.
Opening Times: Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 1pm
Open From: Monday 7 November 2022

Cottenham Warm Hub

Venue: Cottenham Village Hall, Lambs Lane, Cottenham. Cambridge. CB24 8TA.
Opening Times: Monday, 10am to 1pm
Open From: Monday 07 November 2022

Meldreth Warm Hub

Venue: Meldreth Sheltered Housing Building, Elin Way, Meldreth. Royston. SG8 6LX.
Opening times: Tuesday and Thursday, 12pm to 3pm
Open from: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Rampton Warm Hub

Venue: Rampton Village Hall, 4 Church End, Rampton. Cambridge. CB24 8QA.
Opening times: Wednesday, 1pm to 3.30pm - or Thursday, 10am to 12.30pm (alternate weeks)
Open from: Wednesday 9 November 2022

Comberton Warm Hub

Venue: Comberton Baptist Church, Green End, Comberton. Cambridge. CB23 7DY.
Opening Times: Monday, 3:30pm to 6:30pm, Thursday, 10:30am to 1:30pm
Open From: Thursday 10 November 2022

Cottenham Warm Hub

Venue: Cottenham Community Centre, 250a High Street, Cottenham. Cambridge. CB24 8RZ.
Opening Times: Friday, 3pm to 6pm
Open From: Friday 11 November 2022

Great Shelford Warm Hub

Venue: Great Shelford Free Church, Ashen Green, Great Shelford, Cambridge. CB22 5EY.
Opening Times: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 10am to 4pm
Open From: Monday 14 November 2022

Great Shelford Warm Hub

Venue: Great Shelford Memorial Hall, Woollards Lane, Great Shelford, Cambridge. CB22 5LZ.
Opening Times: Wednesday, 9am to 3pm
Open From: Monday 14 November 2022

Weston Colville Warm Hub

Venue: Weston Colville Reading Room, Chapel Road, Weston Colville. Cambridge. CB21 5NX.
Opening times: Monday to Friday, 11am to 5pm
Open from: Monday 14 November 2022

Willingham Warm Hub

Venue: The Octagon, St Mary and All Saints Church, Church Street, Willingham. Cambridge. CB24 5HS
Opening times: Monday, 10am to 1pm
Open from: Monday 14 November 2022

Willingham Warm Hub

Venue: Willingham Baptist Church, George Street, Willingham. Cambridge. CB24 5LJ
Opening times: Wednesday, 10am to 4pm
Open from: Wednesday 16 November 2022

Over Warm Hub

Venue: Over Community Centre, 16 The Doles, Over, Cambridge, CB24 5NW
Opening times: Monday to Friday, 10am - 12pm
Open from: Monday 21 November 2022

Sawston Warm Hub

Venue: Our Lady of Lourdes RC Church Hall, 135 High Street, Sawston. Cambridge. CB22 3HJ.
Opening times: Monday and Friday, 12.30pm to 4.30pm
Open from: Monday 21 November 2022

Linton Warm Hub

Venue: St Mary's Church, Church Lane, Linton. Cambridge. CB21 4JX.
Opening Times: Thursday, 11am to 2pm
Open From: Thursday 1 December 2022

Orchard Park Warm Hub

Venue: Orchard Park Community Centre, Central Avenue, Orchard Park, Cambridge, CB4 2EZ
Opening times: Monday, 4pm - 7pm and Thursday, 3.30pm - 6.30pm
Open from: Thursday 1 December 2022

Grantchester Warm Hub

Venue: Grantchester Communal Hall, Tabrum Close, Grantchester. Cambridge. CB3 9NW
Opening Times: Friday, 10am to 12pm
Open From: Friday 2 December 2022

Milton Warm Hub

Venue: All Saints Church Hall, Church Lane, Milton. Cambridge. CB24 6AB.
Opening times: Tuesday, 10am to 4pm
Open from: Tuesday 6 December 2022

 

Additional Warm Hubs will be listed here.

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