Many millions of UK residents will be affected by high energy bills, rising mortgage costs and Surrey is no different. Many of our neighbours, friends, and families will be forced to make difficult decisions on whether to heat their homes or eat three meals a day.
With the cost-of-living crisis affecting more people than ever, this year we are proud to let you know that we have re-opened warm spaces across Surrey, now known as Warm Welcome venues. Warm Welcome venues are open to all residents this winter free of charge – no matter your age or situation.
Some venues will also be offering breakfast and lunchtime clubs, afterschool clubs for children, creative activities such as board games, toddler toys and knitting. A number of Warm Welcomes will also be giving out free items such as wheat bags, thermal socks and gloves, electric blankets, and flasks (subject to availability).
Head inside, warm up, enjoy a hot drink and receive energy advice and much more.
Find a Warm Welcome venue near you
There are many Warm Welcome venues across Surrey in a variety of community spaces including community and church halls, libraries and leisure centres.
The map below shows where Warm Welcome Venues are currently located within Surrey. To find a Warm Welcome Venue near you either click on a marker, type in your postcode or find a Warm Welcome Venue within a five mile radius using the 'near me' option in the map menu.
Alternatively, you can see a list of all the Warm Welcome Venues in Surrey.