Run within existing community spaces, local residents can visit a safe and friendly environment to enjoy free refreshments and social activities, obtain information and advice, and share the company of others. The network of Community Hubs is truly community-led; coordinated and hosted by trained volunteers within the heart of local communities.
Ready to meet friendly faces in welcoming places, with advice and guidance on hand for the challenges you may be facing? The locations and opening times for the network of Community Hubs operating across South Cambridgeshire can be found below.
What do Community Hubs offer?
Community Hubs have been established in places such as: libraries, community centres, church halls, sports clubs, cafés and other places that promise a warm welcome to anyone.
Community 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.
Community Hubs are community-led
Community Hubs bring a new community-led approach to South Cambridgeshire in tackling poverty and social isolation.
People can come along to the Community Hubs on their own, or with a friend, and talk to others over a hot drink, or maybe a hot meal. Those attending the Community Hubs can get practical tips and advice on saving energy costs, and general health and wellbeing advice. 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.
Community 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.
We expect Community 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 Community Hubs might be arranged around other activities, such as play groups or older people’s / friendship clubs. Other Community Hubs might be completely new in their set-up.
Community Hubs locations
The following spaces are not run by Cambridgeshire ACRE in connection with our Community Hubs project, but are community spaces that are accessible, should you need a warm place to go to, or need help accessing support.
Please click on the library name to access its opening hours and address.