In response to the cost of living crisis during the winter of 2022 to 2023, organisations in Plymouth offered warm, welcoming spaces for people to come together.
Although this initiative has now come to an end there are still many community spaces that continue to provide a similar offer.
Welcoming community spaces
Located throughout Plymouth, Wellbeing Hubs make it easy for you to access information, health and community services. They can help you find out what’s happening in your community.
Each Wellbeing Hub can help with health advocacy, debt advice, mental health support, opportunities to volunteer, employment advice, and general information and advice.
There are currently Wellbeing Hubs at the following locations:
- The Rees Centre, Plympton
- Four Greens Centre, Whitleigh
- William Sutton Hall, St Budeaux
- Improving Lives, Mannamead
- Jan Cutting Healthy Living Centre, North Prospect
- Age UK, The William and Patricia Venton Centre, Mount Gould
In Your Community
The Community Builders team have been out and about, finding what activities and support are being offered in local communities throughout Plymouth.
They have produced an interactive map to help people find new opportunities and connect with others. You can talk to a Community Builder by calling 01752 963447.
Your local library is a great place to find out what’s happening in your community. They provide information, activities and events as well as free access to books and computers.
Places of Welcome
Places of Welcome are run by local community groups who want everyone in their neighbourhood to have a place to go for a friendly face, a cup of tea and a conversation if and when they need it.
With over 450 across the UK, each Place of Welcome is unique but all provide a place for people to connect with one another, find belonging and offer gifts and skills that interest them. Places of Welcome take place in a variety of different venues including churches, community centres, libraries, mosques, temples and other community group buildings across the UK.
Camerados support a network of organisations that provide public living rooms which have sofas and cuppas, maybe some tunes, maybe some board games. They are warm welcoming places with people who listen, who treat everyone the same, who don't judge or try to fix each other. Each public living room is different. They are not always run by staff, they are set up and organised by Camerados for their communities and are open to all.