Warm welcome sessions – Newport

Warm welcome sessions

Warm welcome sessions are being held in community buildings from Monday 19 December to help residents during the cost-of-living crisis.

Council-run venues

As well as providing a warm space for residents and a chance to meet other people, they can also get advice and guidance from community workers and experts from other organisations able to provide cost-of-living support.

Warm drinks, access to free Wi-Fi and IT equipment will also be available as well as access to library books and digital resources.

Days and times:

Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9am-5pm

Pill Millennium Centre, Courtybella Terrace

Mondays 9am-5pm

Ringland Community Centre, Ringland Circle

Maesglas Community Centre, Bideford Road

Wednesdays 9am-5pm

Gaer Community Centre, Gaer Road

Bettws Community Centre, Bettws Shopping Centre

Thursdays 9am-5pm

Somerton RASCAL Hope Centre, Poplar Road

Fridays 9am-5pm

Alway Community Centre, Aberthaw Avenue

NOTE: Over Christmas, Bettws will be open on Wednesday 28th December, and Alway on Friday 30th December. All other sites will be closed from Saturday 24 December until Tuesday 3 January.

In addition, all the council’s libraries will continue to offer a haven for residents during opening hours. All sites have free Wi-Fi, access to IT equipment, library books and advice on the support available to meet rising costs.

Larger libraries will also have other activities such as board games, tablets, shared story groups and reading groups.

For information on the libraries, including opening times visit www.newport.gov.uk/libraries

Organisations that are interested in applying for a grant to help provide their own warm space can visit https://www.gavo.org.uk/post/warm-spaces-grants-for-newport

Other venues

St Mary’s Institute, Stow Hill (organised by All Saints). Free refreshments and CAB also supporting – Mondays 10.30am to 3.30pm

Maindee Library – Mondays 2.30pm-5pm; Wednesdays 10am-5pm; Fridays 2.30pm-4.30pm; Saturdays 10am-12noon

St Andrew’s Church, Somerton Road, Lliswerry – Mondays 9.30am-12.30pm and Thursdays 10.30am-1.30pm. A cup of something hot or just to come in out of the cold

Lliswerry Baptist Church, Camperdown Road – Mondays and Fridays 12pm-3pm. Free refreshments available

St Mary’s Church, Malpas – first Monday of every month 10.30am-12.30pm. Dementia friendly café. Free tea, cofee, cakes, jigsaws and songs

Malpas Community Centre – first and third Tuesday of every month, 1pm-3pm. Somewhere warm to meet others, have a cuppa and a friendly chat.

Bethesda Baptist Church, Cefn Road, Rogerstone – Fridays, 11.30am-2.30pm. Free hot drinks, soup and toasted sandwich WIFI, accessible toilets, charging facilities. Child-friendly.

The Dodger Public House, Chepstow Road – Tuesdays and Wednesdays 12noon-3pm. Tea and coffee.

Stow Park Community Centre, Brynhyfryd Road – Tuesday to Thursday, 10am-3pm. Café area being used as a warm space for people to come and be, have a chat and a cuppa,

STARTING JANUARY 2023 Gaer Community Network, Gaer Community Centre – Thursdays, 11am-12.15pm. Music, memories and chat every Thursday aimed at over 50s. Free tea/coffee and toast.

Bethel Community Church, The Gap Centre, Stow Hill – Fridays, 1.30pm-5pm. Free – Warm – Welcoming – Safe.  Providing tea/coffee and some low key activities (board games).

Beechwood Presbyterian Church, Chepstow Road – Fridays, 10am-12noon. Free refreshments available.

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