During Spring 2023 Community Hubs launched from the Warm Hubs initiative to continue offering support for residents in East Cambridgeshire. The success and benefits of the Warm Hubs has been evaluated, you can read the full report onCambridgeshire ACRE's website.
The Cambridgeshire Community Hubs Network (previous known as Warm Hubs) is a collaborative initiative designed to support residents across East and South Cambridgeshire.
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 East and South Cambridgeshire can be found below. These places are friendly and inclusive places for all members of the community, offering not just warmth but a place to enjoy the company of others. Run within existing community spaces, local residents can visit a safe, warm and friendly environment to enjoy refreshments and social activity, obtain information and advice, and share 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 network of Warm Hubs is truly community-led; coordinated and hosted by trained volunteers within the heart of local communities.
What do Community Hubs offer?
They are 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.
Where are Warm Hubs Near Bottisham?
Ashley Community Hub - Ashley Pavilion, High Street, Ashley, Newmarket, CB8 9DX. Opens: Last Thursday of every month, 1pm - 3pm
Fordham Community Hub - Victoria Hall, Carter Street, Fordham, Ely, CB7 5NG. Opens: Monday, 9.30am - 12.30pm
Haddenham Social Hub - Haddenham Sports and Social Club, Chewells Lane, Haddenham, Ely, CB6 3SS. Opens: Monday, 9am - 12pm, Tuesday, 9am - 3pm, Wednesday, 9am - 12pm
Little Downham Community Hub - Little Downham Village Hall, Main Street, Little Downham, Ely, CB6 2ST. Opens: Wednesday, 1pm - 4pm and Friday, 10am - 2pm
Little Thetford Community Hub - Little Thetford Village Hall, The Wyches, Little Thetford, Ely, CB6 3HG. Opens: Monday, 10am - 1pm
Littleport Community Hub - St George's Church Parish Room, Church Lane, Littleport, Ely, CB6 1PS. Opens: Wednesday, 2pm - 4pm, Friday, 10.30am - 12.30pm
Soham Touchpoint Community Hub - Walter Gidney Pavilion, Fountain Lane, Soham, Ely, CB7 5PL. Opens: Tuesday, 12pm - 3pm
Stetchworth Community Hub - Ellesmere Centre, Ley Road, Stetchworth, Newmarket, CB8 9TS. Opens: Wednesday and Friday, 9am - 12pm
All locations for East Cambridgeshire and South Cambridgeshire can be found here