Warm Spaces

With a cost of living and climate crisis, many of us are facing tough decisions. Some of us have moved to working from home following the pandemic and are facing a winter with increased energy bills. Others are facing even harder decisions about whether to heat or eat.

Warm Spaces are for anyone in need of warmth & community, they are a warm space to share with others. On this page we will share all Warm Spaces that are available in Wellingborough. Every space can offer something different. Some may offer free food; pay-it-forward schemes, advice, somewhere to charge your phone or maybe just somewhere to be comfortable and warm with no judgement.

The aim is for Warm Spaces to be free or offer low-cost options. It may be a community centre, church or library that you are free to visit. Or it could be a coffee shop where people are free to work for the price of a drink or even times of the week when you are able to stay with no obligation to pay/buy. If you have a Warm Space in Wellingborough that we haven’t shared below, please do let us know here. Please also have a look at our WOW What’s on Wellingborough calendar for lots of other services and events.

Available Warm Spaces:

Wellingborough Library is open six days a week, 9-6 Monday-Friday and 9-5 Saturdays. Find them at 7 Pebble Lane, Wellingborough NN8 1AS or call 0300 126 1000.

Victoria Centre open on a Tuesday 10-4 as a Warm Bank and also offer free hot food and drinks to residents of the Victoria Area. Find them at 46-50 Palk Road, Wellingborough NN8 1HR or call 01933 277400. Click on this link for more information and language translations.

St. Marks Church hold their Warm Wednesday Support Drop-in on Wednesdays 10-3, also offering warm food and drinks. Find them at 142 Queensway, Wellingborough, NN8 3SD or call Father Ben on 07977 243197. Click this link to find out more.

Glamis Hall and Wellingborough Eco Group start their Winter Warm Space at ECO HUB on 1st December. They are holding them 10-2 on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, find them at ECO HUB, Glamis Hall, Goldsmith Road, Wellingborough, NN8 3RU. They will offer various themed Winter Warmers in the evenings and at weekends in the Day Centre at Glamis Hall and in the ECO HUB. Click on this link, email or call Jonathan on 07311 705705 to find out more.

Northamptonshire Carers invite carers and “cared for” to come and join their Warm Space Drop-in at The Anne Goodman Centre, 123 Midland Road, Wellingborough NN8 1LU. 12.45 – 3.00pm Monday 5 & 19 December, 16 January, 6 & 20 February, 6 & 20 March. Hot food provided. A time to meet others, play games or just sit and relax in a safe warm space. To book your space contact Northamptonshire Carers admin team on 01933 677907 Option 1 or email admin@northamptonshire-carers.org

Wellingborough Quakers hold a drop in on the first Sunday of every month 2-3:30. Find them at Meeting House, St Johns St, Wellingborough NN8 4LG.

Warm and Well Community Resilience Forum

Find out more about Warm Spaces and other community activities in Wellingborough on this recording of the Warm and Well Community Resilience Forum, that also discusses how to help people keep warm and wellbeing in the town during the cost-of-living crisis.

For Warm Spaces in the surrounding area, please do refer to the North Northamptonshire Council website.