Lewisham Council has put together an initiative to help families with the price of heating your home and cost of living by having Community groups across the borough coming together to offer spaces where people can pop in free of charge.
All welcomes are currently different, some may be providing hot drinks, others may be providing hot food, others may be providing social activities and additional support.
Check the Warm Welcomes map here and a complete list of all organisation participating.
12.30 – 3pm Sydenham Arts at Ignition Brewery
Weekly creative sessions 44A Sydenham Rd, London SE26 5QX
10am–5pm Sydenham Community Library 210 Sydenham Road, SE26 5SE
10.15am–10.45am Rhyme Time during term time only for babies and children under 5s. Sydenham Community Library
11am – 4pm Coffee at Ignition 44A Sydenham Rd, SE26 5QF
11am – 12.30pm Meeting Point Seniors Club (for 65 and over) at Here for Good,
17 Sydenham Road, SE26 5EX
1pm – 3pm Teas and biscuits in the café Forest Hill Pools, Dartmouth Rd, SE23 3HZ
9.30am – 2.30pm Coffee morning Grove Centre Church 2 Jews Walk, SE26 6PL
10.30am – 12noon Coffee Morning Here for Good, 17 Sydenham Road, SE26 5EX
10am–5pm Sydenham Community Library, 210 Sydenham Road, SE26 5SE
1pm –3pm Adult Craft making jewellery, cards, ceramics and painting
3.45–4.45pm (Every second Thursday) Children’s Writing Club 5–11 year olds Sydenham Community Library
1pm – 3pm Teas and biscuits at Forest Hill Pools, Dartmouth Rd, SE23 3HZ
10am-5pm Sydenham Community Library 210 Sydenham Road, SE26 5SE
10am–4pm Sydenham Community Library 210 Sydenham Road, SE26 5SE
10am–1pm Knitting Club by registration only Sydenham Community Library
10.30 – 12noon Coffee Morning Holy Trinity Church, 66 Lennard Road, SE20 7LX
Forest Hill Pools Over 60s are welcome to come in and use the building and cafe anytime the centre is open.
Lewisham Council and their partners in the voluntary and community services are working together to support households as well as signposting people to other services that can help during the cost of living crisis. Please visit the council’s dedicated cost of living webpage for more info.
If you’re worried about money, advice and support is available if you’re struggling to make ends meet. Find local support here.