A Warm Welcome is waiting for everyone,
just around the corner,
all through the year.

Help us unlock the power of community spaces by registering your space now.

Warm Welcome Spaces are:

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Warm Welcome spaces are heated and able to provide basic refreshments such as tea/coffee.

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Warm Welcome spaces are inclusive, non-judgmental spaces where everyone can expect a warm welcome from staff and volunteers.

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Warm Welcome spaces will be free to enter. There's lots of free activities that you can join in, like keeping fit or crafting. And many spaces have free wifi and computers you can use.

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Every organisation setting up a Warm Welcome space will have a safeguarding policy. Organisations make basic signposting information available to people who need further support.

Warm Welcome Spaces are places of belonging, where new friendships are forged, and where people feel valued. The difference Warm Welcome Spaces bring to communities is remarkable; they bring connection, friendship, and human warmth, helping people feel less isolated and boosting wellbeing.

We have a growing network of 4,000 Warm Welcome Spaces of every shape and size: community centres, libraries, churches, community cafes, arts centres, local businesses, and schools. Every Warm Space is unique and offers different kinds of support and activities. We have a bold ambition to enable a more deeply connected society where we all have free access to welcoming community spaces. 

Over 14.4 million people live in poverty in the UK and 7% of people experience chronic loneliness.

Through the collective power of local spaces, Warm Welcome hosted 2 million+ individual visits, while being supported by more than 10,000 volunteers every week.

84% of people said coming to a Warm Welcome Space has helped them feel a stronger sense of belonging to their community.

62% of people in the UK live within a 30-minute walk of a Warm Welcome Space.


The difference Warm Welcome Spaces bring to communities is remarkable; they bring connection, friendship, and human warmth to communities, helping people feel less isolated and boosting wellbeing.

Getting Started

Read our guide to getting started to give you an idea of what it’s like to set up a space. Once you register your space, you can choose for it to go live on our map, so people near you can find it, and you’ll get access to loads more tools and resources to help you run a great Warm Welcome Space.

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“With a Warm Welcome Space in just about every community in the country, the network contains a unique combination of grassroots energy alongside national scale. Far from being an emblem of doom and gloom, Warm Spaces should give us hope that the seeds of progress are already there in communities across the country, just waiting to be fed and nurtured.”
David Barclay - Warm Welcome Campaign Director

David Barclay

Warm Welcome Campaign Director

Tell your story

If you have a story you want to tell about your space, please fill out our tell your story form to let our comms team know.

“Although our venue is in the heart of the community not many people knew about it. On promotion as a Warm Space, it has now been recognised. People have visited the venue and have expressed an interest in getting involved in our activities.”

Survey Respondent

"Most people who joined us at the warm space were looking for a place to belong."

Reverend Sarah Moss

St. Andrews in Upper Leytonstone

“My Warm Welcome Space has enabled me to be warm and have food, which I would not have done had I remained at home”

Survey Respondent