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Warm spaces

Warm spaces on the Isle of Wight

There are two maps of warm spaces in the UK available. Both of them have some Island locations on them:

If you would like to add your organisation's warm space to this list below, please fill out our online form. It takes about 5 minutes. You can also email digitalcontent@iow.gov.uk if you'd prefer. 

Please go to our events page for information about Christmas 2022

East Wight

Brading Youth and Community Centre, High St, Brading, PO36 0DH    
Monday and Thursday, 10am to 1pm                       
Contact: Brading Community Partnership 

Brading Methodist Church, 54 Station Rd, Brading, Sandown PO36 0DY
Tuesday 8.30am to 12.30pm
Community Cafe, refreshments & chatter, homemade soup from 11am to enjoy with others or take away. All welcome.

St John's Church, High Park Road, Ryde PO33 1BP
Thursdays 2pm to 5pm
Hot soup and a roll, hot drinks, activities for children and adults, info about local services and organisations
Contact: St Johns Church

Ryde Library, George St, Ryde PO33 2JE 
Monday, Tuesday, Friday 9.00am to 5.30pm, Wednesday 10.30am to 7pm, Saturday 9.00am to 5pm
Free Wi-Fi, free computer use, free charging, advice and information, people to chat to, space to work, free activities, free hot drinks               
Contact: Isle of Wight libraries 
Tel: 823825

Aspire Ryde, Dover Street, Ryde PO33 2BN       
Tuesday to Friday 10am to 1.30pm          
Seating, chat, access to advice, a warm meal each day. Donations welcome.        
Contact: Aspire Ryde
Tel. 01983 716020

Isle of Wool, 2 High St, Ryde PO33 2PN  
Friday, 9.30am to 12pm
Craft and chatter group. Cost £2, includes a hot drink     
Contact: Tel. 01983 472062

Ryde Veterans Lounge, High St, Ryde, PO33 2HT
Monday to Saturday 9am to 3pm                             
Contact: Veterans Hub Isle of Wight

East Side Curve, York Avenue, East Cowes PO32 6RU  
Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, Saturday 9am to 1pm (Community Activities permitting)
Friendly welcome, hot drinks, soup, community Library, general advice, public computer access, newspapers and board games     
East Cowes Town Council

Mad-Aid, 11 York Avenue, East Cowes PO32 6QY    
All day Tea and coffee, soup, clothes, blankets 
MAD-Aid - UK Charity

St Mildred's Church Coffee Shop, Whippingham PO32 6LW      
November to Christmas, Tuesday and Wednesday, 10.30am to 3pm         
Tea and coffee, rolls and homemade cakes. Warm location and friendly atmosphere

       

Newport, Cowes and West Wight

Freshwater Parish Hall, 12 Victoria Road, Freshwater, Isle of Wight, PO40 9HZ
Friday 1pm to 3pm apart from some holidays

The West Wight Community Market including: tea, coffee and cakes every week, soup once a month, food from supermarkets on a pay as you feel basis from 2pm by The Real Junkfood Project IW, a craft table, drop and swap table, coffee and chat table, eco refill scheme 

St Mary's Church Hall, Carisbrooke High Street, Carisbrooke PO30 1NN
Monday 10am to 12:30pm, Wednesday 10am to 12:30pm   
Friendly chat with free tea, coffee and biscuits (donations welcome) 
Contact: St Mary's Church, Carisbrooke

Carisbrooke Priory, 39 Whitcombe Road, Newport PO30 1YS
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 10am to 4pm  
Warm space to sit in, warm drink             
Carisbrooke Priory

Newport Parish Centre, Town Lane, Newport PO30 1JU
Friday 10am to 12:30pm               
Friendly chat with free tea, coffee and biscuits (donations welcome)       
Contact: Minster Church of St Thomas, Newport

Wessex Cancer Trust 21A, Lugley Street, Newport PO30 5HD
Tuesday to Friday, 10am to 4pm           
Friendly chat, puzzles, seated exercise and crafting, tea and coffee for those with or affected by a cancer diagnosis               
Contact: Isle of Wight Cancer Support Centre

Newport Congregational Church, 98 Pyle Street, Newport PO30 1UH 
Tuesday 7pm to 9pm, Thursdays 6pm to 8pm     
A warm and friendly space to relax or chat with cheap or free refreshments        
Contact: Newport Congregational Church
Tel. 07909 590370

Lord Louis Library, Orchard St, Newport PO30 1LL  
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9.00am to 5.30pm, Saturday 9.00am to 5.00pm         
Free Wi-Fi, free computer use, free charging, advice and information, people to chat to, space to work, free activities               
Contact: Isle of Wight libraries 
Tel: 823823

Church on the Roundabout, Coppins Bridge, Newport. PO30 2BX      Wednesday 10am to 12pm, Thursday 6pm to 8pm           
A warm and friendly space to relax or chat with cheap or free refreshments        
Contact: Tel. 01983 717967

Carers Centre, Riverside Centre, Newport PO30 2QR       
Thursday 1.30pm to 3.00pm     
Friendly chat, tea, biscuits, advice for unpaid carers         
Contact: Carers IW 
Tel: 01983 533173

The Salvation Army Hall, Pyle St, Newport, PO30 1UJ 
Friday 10am to 2pm. A safe space in a warm and friendly environment for people in housing crisis to speak face-to-face to those who can help.       
Tuesday 11am to 1pm. A warm and friendly space to relax or chat with cheap or free refreshments.   
Contact: Rough sleepers advice  
Tel. 01983 526312

Castlehold Baptist Church, 81 High Street, Newport, PO30 1BH  
First Friday in the month 10am to 12pm
Knit and Natter, small donation towards tea and coffee
Contact: Castlehold Baptist Church coffee mornings
Tel. 01983 521751

Revive Community Hub, 82/83 High St, Newport, PO30 1BH   
Monday and Thursday 11am to 2pm       
A warm and friendly space to relax or chat with cheap or free refreshments
Contact: Revive Community Hub
Tel. 01983 522596

Music Craft CIC, 98 High St, Newport, PO30 1BQ
Monday 1pm onwards  
Coffee, chat and free craft session           
Contact: Tel. 07593 257317

Unitarian Meeting House, High St, Newport PO30 1SS
The Artful Drumming Cafe with Nature Therapy Isle of Wight Saturday morning 10am to 12.30pm       
For families. Lashings of hot buttered toast, endless cuppas, good company and fun and laughter              

John Cheverton Centre, Mountbatten Hospice, Halberry Lane, Newport, PO30 2ER            
Monday to Sunday, 9am to 5pm
A warm space with cafe seating or comfortable armchairs and reasonably priced food and drink from our cafe (hot and cold options). Charity shop with reasonably priced clothing plus support and company from staff and volunteers               
Contact: Mountbatten Isle of Wight 
Tel:  01983 529511

Northwood Scout Hut, Wyatts Lane, Northwood, PO31 8QA   Second Thursday in the month 2pm to 4pm (in association with Northwood Church), Coffee & Chat   
First Thursday in the month 10am to 12pm (in association with Northwood Church), Coffee, Craft and Cake  

Northwood Village Hall, 364 Newport Rd, Northwood, PO31 8PL
Tuesday, 1:30pm to 5:00pm from 6 December
Warm welcome, free refreshments and Wi-Fi available
Tel:07961 829159

Cowes Library, Beckford Rd, Cowes PO31 7SG
Monday, Tuesday, Friday 10am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 5.00pm, Saturday 10am to 4.30pm
Free Wi-Fi, free computers, free charging, advice and information, people to chat to, space to work, free activities             
Contact: Isle of Wight libraries 
Tel: 293341

Freshwater Library, School Green Rd, Freshwater, PO40 8AP       
Monday, Saturday 9.30am to 12.30pm, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 9.30am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 4.30pm 
Free Wi-Fi, free computer use, free charging, advice and information, people to chat to, free activities     
Contact: Isle of Wight libraries 
Tel: 752377

Freshwater, Kerith Church, Methodist Church Hall, Freshwater     
Monday 2pm to 4pm     
Freshwater Café, offering tea and biscuits            

CHOYD, St James St, Yarmouth, PO41 0NU 
Tuesday and Thursday 10am to 1.30pm (excluding 8 December)
Warm space, friendly chat, warm drink
Contact: CHOYD, Yarmouth


The Bay

Lake Methodist Church, Sandown Rd, Lake, PO36 9JT      
Tuesday 8 and 22 November, Tuesday 6 and 20 December, from 2pm. Music, games, bingo, knitting, colouring, tea and biscuits £2
1st Thursday of each month; Community lunch 12pm
2nd & 4th Thursday of each month; Cafe Library 10am to 12pm            
Contact: Lake Methodist Church diary 
Tel:  07817154147

Sandown Library, High St, Sandown PO36 8AF 
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 5.00pm, Saturday 9am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 4.30pm             
Free Wi-Fi, free computer use, free charging, advice and information, people to chat to, space to work, free activities       
Contact: Isle of Wight libraries 
Tel: 402748

Christ Church, The Broadway, Sandown, PO36 9ET  
Mondays 11am to 3pm  Soup and a roll and somewhere warm to relax and chat        
Christ Church, Sandown

Age Concern, 50+, 106 Regent St, Shanklin, PO37 7AP     
Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm                
Low-cost lunches Monday and Wednesday   


South Wight

Ventnor Library, High St, Ventnor, PO38 1LZ 
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 9.30am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 5.00pm, Saturday 9.30am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 4.30pm       
Free Wi-Fi, free computer use, free charging, advice and information, people to chat to, space to work, free activities       
Contact: Isle of Wight libraries 
Tel: 852039

Better Days Café, 64 High St, Ventnor, PO38 1LT
Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm
Warm environment, tea and coffee, hot soup, jacket potatoes, games, jigsaws, books and a huge friendly welcome        
Contact: The Better Days Cafe

Wellbeing Café, Salisbury Gardens Ventnor, PO38 1EJ     
Monday and Wednesday 10am to 2pm, Friday 12am to 4pm       
A safe space for people with anxiety or mental health issues       
Contact: Ventnor Well-being Cafe


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