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Craven Warm and Welcome Places Directory

Directory of places in Craven offering a warm welcome to people who are finding it difficult to afford to heat their homes this winter.

What is a Warm and Welcome Place?

Warm and Welcome Places are free to use places where people can gather for free in a warm, safe, welcoming place and maybe enjoy a hot drink and some company.

We are creating this directory of all the Warm and Welcome Places in Craven so that anyone who needs one can find out where they are. All the organisations have agreed to follow our charter and treated everyone with dignity, respect and warmth.

Warm Spaces are totally free to use and will provide a warm welcome to all.

 

Register your venue as a Warm and Welcome Place

If you are an organisation offering a Warm Welcome Place please tell us about your facilities and services so we can add you to the directory and let residents know about you.

It should only take a few minutes to complete the Warm and Welcome Places Registration Form and if you are a voluntary or community group you can apply for one of our Warm Welcome Places Grants to help with running costs.

If you want to be included in our directory we ask you to agree to follow our Warm and Welcome Places Charter.

 

Directory of Warm Welcome Places

Please find below our Craven Directory of local venues that have agreed to follow our Warm and Welcome Places Charter.

 

Grassington

Hellifield

Ingleton

Settle

 Skipton

You may also find additional places offering a Warm Welcome this winter by visiting the national Warm Welcome Space website.


Venue Details 

Further details for each of the venues listed in our directory are given below.

Grassington

 

Grassington Hub

Manor Hill Barn, Garrs Lane, Grassington, BD23 5AT

 

Opening Times

Monday to Friday 10.00am – 4.00pm

Saturday 9.30am – 12.00 noon

 

Facilities

Accessible entrance and Accessible toilet

Hot drinks, cordial and biscuits

Free wi-fi, Free use of computers, Charging facilities for phones & devices

Library corner/ Book borrowing/swap, Magazines, Newspapers, Boardgames & Jigsaws

 

Description

Our warm space is free, there may be a small charge for some of the Activity Sessions to pay for materials, but the free warm space is additional to these activities.

 

Activity Sessions

Monday afternoon 3.30pm – 5.30pm Knit Stitch n Natter

Tuesday afternoon 1.30pm – 3.30pm Silk Painting till end of October, then other creative art including Christmas activities going forward

Wednesday 1.30pm – 4.00pm Chess Club

Thursday 2.00pm – 4.00pm Family History

Friday 10.30am – 12.30pm Knit Stitch n Natter

If you have a question about this Warm Welcome Place please contact

Angie Dalton 01756 752222 enquiries@grassingtonhub.com

 

Black Horse Hotel

4 Garrs Lane, Grassington, BD23 5AT

 

Opening Times

Daily from 11.30am until 9.00pm

  

Facilities

Baby changing facilities

Hot drinks, cordial and biscuits

Free wi-fi, Charging facilities for phones & devices

Boardgames / Jigsaws

 

Description

Cosy atmosphere, friendly staff, hot drinks and a log fire

 

If you have a question about this Warm Welcome Place please contact

Agi Rusinek 01756752770 agi@grayreidleisure.co.uk

 

Hellifield

 

Hellifield Methodist Chapel

Haw Grove, Hellifield BD23 4JA

 

Opening Times

Monday 12.30 - 4.00pm

Thursday 10.30 - 1.30pm

Friday 12.30 - 4.00pm

 

Facilities

Accessible entrance Accessible toilet Baby changing facilities

Hot drinks, cordial and biscuits

Free wi-fi Free use of computers

Boardgames / Jigsaws Children’s play equipment

Desk space for working or studying

Able to show DVDs on a big screen

Outdoor space / activities

 

Description

Warmth, Social atmosphere, hot drinks, optional food.

Signpost to help with financial difficulties

We are close to public transport.

We ask for donations for soup and sandwiches.

 

If you have a question about this Warm Welcome Place please contact

Pauline Wright 07931 511652

 

Ingleton

 

Ingleborough Community Centre & Library

Main Street, Ingleton, Carnforth, Lancashire LA6 3HG

 

Opening Times

Monday 9.00am-6.00pm Tuesday 9.00am-4.30pm Wednesday 9.00am-5.00pm

Thursday 9.00am-4.30pm Friday 9.00am-5.00pm and Saturday 10.00am-12.00noon

 

Facilities

Accessible entrance, Accessible toilet, Baby changing facilities, Car parking

Hot drinks, cordial and biscuits

Free wi-fi, Free use of computers& devices, Charging facilities for phones & devices

Library corner, Book borrowing/swap, Boardgames & Jigsaws    

Desk space for working or studying, Children’s play equipment

Outdoor space / activities

 

Description

We provide a warm welcome and have many clubs that people can join depending on their interests.

We will offer information and advice on any subject including securing benefits and where to find extra help if needed. Following the covid-19 pandemic we have increased partnership working with agencies such as Age UK, local GP surgeries and others.

We usually charge 50p for a hot drink but we have the facility to waive this dependant on peoples circumstances.

There is a bus stop right outside the building

If you have a question about this Warm Welcome Place please contact

Jayne Lis 015242 41701 jlis@hotmail.co.uk

Settle

 

The Place in Settle

10D Commercial Courtyard, Off Duke St, Settle, BD24 9RH

 

Opening Times

Tuesdays 2.00pm-4.00pm (closed over Christmas)

 

Facilities

Accessible Entrance, Accessible Toilet, Car parking (in paid car park)

Hot drinks, cordial and biscuits

Free wi-fi, Free use of computers (in the office) Charging facilities for phones & devices Boardgames & Jigsaws

Outdoor space and activities

 

Description

Our Wellbeing Cafe is a welcoming space for people to enjoy a cuppa, cake, toast, have a chat, join in some art, bring crafts, reading. Just be!

We can signpost to health & wellbeing services locally, provide information about local groups and activities.

We can arrange appointments with Citizens Advice here at The Place.

Donations gratefully received for refreshments but not a requirement.

Settle town centre bus stops are a short walk away.

If you have a question about this Warm Welcome Place please contact

Louise Try 07918 925699 louise@theplaceinsettle.org.uk

 

 

Settle Public Living Room

Small meeting room at Settle Quaker Meeting House, Kirkgate, Settle, BD24 9DX

 

Opening Times

Mondays and Thursdays 10.30am-1.30am

 

Facilities

Accessible entrance, Accessible toilet, Car parking (in paid car park)    

Hot drinks, cordial and biscuits              

Free wi-fi, Charging facilities for phones & devices     

Boardgames / Jigsaws Outdoor space / activities

 

Description

Public Living Rooms are safe, welcoming spaces where people can meet for a cup of tea, some food, do a jigsaw, help bake cakes, play cards or dominos or just sit in a corner and read the paper. There is also the option to visit or help on our allotment at Cammock Lane.

These Public Living Room events happen all year round and not just over the winter.

Some staff have done Energy Ambassador training and we can also signpost to other support if available.

Hot meals or soups always available. Donations are accepted by cash or card but there is no pressure to contribute if people cannot afford to.

The Quaker Meeting House is a short walk from the market square and the train station and Ashfield Pay and display car park is right next to the venue.

If you have a question about this Warm Welcome Place please contact

Jo Rhodes 07977 040329 hub@settlecommunityandbusinesshub.org.uk

 

Settle Community and Business Hub

Unit 1 Commercial Courtyard, Settle, BD24 9RH

 

Opening Times

Wednesdays 10.00am-12.00noon

 

Facilities

Accessible entrance, Accessible toilet, Car parking

Hot drinks, cordial and biscuits

Free wi-fi, Charging facilities for phones and other devices

Library corner/ Book borrowing/swap

 

Description

Informal Knit (or sew) and Natter group.

People can bring their own project or can make fabric bags, hats or scarves that we give out to people via our community fridge. Plenty of knitting needles, wool, fabric and 2 sewing machines available to use.

Some staff have done Energy Ambassador training and we can signpost to other support if available.

Settle Community Fridge is right next door so can open that up if needed.

Our office is a short walk from the market square and the train station.

Ashfield Pay and display car park is right next to the venue.

Donations accepted by cash or card but no pressure to contribute if people cannot afford to.

 

If you have a question about this Warm Welcome Place please contact

Jo Rhodes, 07977 040329 hub@settlecommunityandbusinesshub.org.uk

 

 

Settle Limestone View

30 Lower Greenfoot, Settle BD24 9FH

 

Opening Times

Monday to Friday 9.00am – 4.00pm

Sunday 10.00am – 2.00pm

 

Facilities

Accessible entrance, Accessible toilet, Baby changing facilities Car parking

Hot drinks, cordial and biscuits              

Free wi-fi, Television

 

Description

Limestone View Extra Care, run by Housing 21 is a safe place with communal areas which are a welcoming space for people to enjoy each other’s company. We have a Café onsite which sells a variety of food and beverages at affordable prices. Also onsite is Settle’s Library (please check opening times).

Venue is accessible by public transport.

 

If you have a question about this Warm Welcome Place please contact Jane Beresford 0370 192 4662 Jane.beresford@housing21.org.uk

 

 

Settle Fire Station

Kirkgate, Settle, BD24 9BP (next to Booths supermarket)

 

Opening Times

Wednesdays 12.00noon - 4.00pm until the spring

 

Facilities

Accessible entrance, Accessible toilet, Car parking

Hot drinks, cordial and biscuits              

Free wi-fi, Charging facilities for phones & devices

Boardgames / Jigsaws, Desk space for working or studying

Television if a group want to watch DVDs

 

Description

We provide a genuine welcome to our Mess room facility.

Visitors are free to look around the station and help themselves to refreshments.

We are happy to show you around the Fire Engine and to talk about what we do.

We can offer fire safety advice and advice on fire safety products.

We can provide free Smoke alarm supply & fitting.

We can demonstrate water safety using a Water Flume (by prior appointment).

We are close to train and bus services.

 

If you have a question about this Warm Welcome Place please contact

Jeff Richardson NYFRS District Watch Manager 07401022040, Jeff.richardson@northyorksfire.gov.uk

 

Skipton

 

Skipton Community Wellbeing Cafe

St Andrew’s Hall, Newmarket Street, Skipton BD23 2JE

Opening Times

Thursdays between 1.00pm and 3.30pm

 

Facilities

Accessible entrance, Accessible toilet, Car parking (limited)

Hot drinks, cordial and biscuits

Free wi-fi (limited capacity), Charging facilities for phones & devices

Library corner/ Book borrowing/swap Boardgames / Jigsaws

 

Description

A friendly community café with board games, art and craft activities, free tea/coffee and (occasionally) bread, fresh fruit and veg etc.

Drinks are free of charge but we do have a donations bowl.  Hot food is heavily discounted (soup 50p or toasties £1) but with discretion to be given free.

We signpost to other organisations and have information and advice leaflets from local organisations available.

We are a 5 minute walk from Skipton Bus Station

If you have a question about this Warm Welcome Place please contact

Peter Smith 07740 530192 Peterrsmith84@gmail.com