Warm Spaces Directory

Warm Spaces are safe, warm, non-judgemental spaces where local people can:

  • Sit and be warm
  • Study or work on your laptops (with access to Wi-fi)
  • Have a hot drink
  • Be with company
  • Access advice OR information / signposting to advice on debt, bills, benefits and food

We have created a directory of Warm Spaces across Lewes district and Eastbourne. If your group or organisation is currently operating a Warm Space please send us the details to join the Warm Spaces Directory

For other forms of cost of living support visit lewes-eastbourne.gov.uk/cost-of-living

No booking is required for the Warm Spaces listed, unless stated otherwise.

Chailey Free Church, South Chailey

Church Hall, South Common South Chailey Lewes, BN8 4AN

Available from Monday 16th January 2023 on Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays at 11am to 3pm

Telephone: 07913652920

Email: emailcontact@chaileyfreechurch.com

Disabled access, open to all ages, child friendly.

Offering: hot drinks, snacks, free Wi-Fi, toddler toys and craft activities for young and old, jigsaws, newspapers, leaflets and signposting.



Christ Church, Lewes

Prince Edwards Road, Lewes, BN7 1BL

Telephone: 01273 488237

Email: layworker@christ-church-lewes.org

Disabled access, open to all ages, child friendly 

Offering: hot drinks, snacks, hot meals e.g. soup, free Wi-Fi, activities, advice leaflets and signposting, toys, books and craft materials available.



Denton Island Community Cafe, Newhaven

Youth Centre, Denton Island Community Centre, Newhaven, BN9 9BA

Open on Mondays from 1.30pm to 3pm 

Telephone: 01273 516032

Email: food@sussexcommunity.org.uk

Disabled access, open to all ages, child friendly.

Offering: hot drinks, snacks, hot meals e.g. soup, free Wi-Fi, activities, advice leaflets and signposting, social activities, befriending opportunities, drop-in sessions around digital exclusion, saving money on your energy bills, home safety checks done by the fire service and more.

The SCDA Community Navigators are available who can help people with issues around housing, debt, homelessness, benefits etc and signpost them to the right support. This is a free service.

The Community Cafe is open to everyone in the Community from 1.30-3pm after the Community Supermarket has finished. The Community Supermarket supports people with accessing affordable food on a Pay-As-You-Feel basis. There is also a Community Fridge and Community Kitchen on site.

The cafe is also open on Thursdays in Peacehaven from 1.30pm to 3pm at Kempton House, Cavell Avenue, Peacehaven, BN10 7NJ.


Fitzjohns, Lewes

Christ Church, Prince Edwards Road, Lewes, BN71BL

Open Mondays from 1pm to 2.20pm (being extended to 4pm in future)

Telephone: 07395 156 873

Email: fitzjohnsfoodbank@gmail.com

Disabled access, open to all, child friendly

Offering: hot drinks, snacks, hot meals e.g. soup, free Wi-Fi, advice, leaflets and signposting. 

Fitzjohns will be open on Mondays for a Community Meal at lunch times cooked by volunteers and led by a Cookery Leader who can help us explore different tastes, cuisines, and diets.



Friends of Bishopstone Station, Bishopstone

The Old Parcel Room Community Hub, Bishopstone Station, Station Road, Bishopstone, BN25 2RB

Open every Monday from 10am to 1pm (closed on bank holidays).

Telephone: 07501 672424

Email: friendsofbishopstonestation@yahoo.com

Disabled access but no disabled parking, open to all, children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Awaiting installation of baby changing facility.

Offering: hot drinks, snacks, free Wi-Fi, second hand book swap, plus occasional discussion groups on local history, advice sessions and similar, leaflets and signposting.

'Meet up Mondays' aims to combat social isolation and build resilience within the Bishopstone community.

If driving, please use the Buckle car park and come via the back steps to the platform and over the footbridge. Better still, walk, cycle, or come by train. The nearest bus stop is Hill Rise.



Hamsey Parish Council, Cooksbridge

Beechwood Hall, Cooksbridge, BN7 3QG

Open Wednesdays from 1pm to 3pm

Telephone: 07921227623

Email: tamsynhamseypc@gmail.com

Disabled access, open to all ages, child friendly.

Offering: hot drinks, snacks, hot soup and bread, free Wi-Fi.



Jitterbugs – Toddler Group, Newhaven

Denton Island Community Centre, Denton Island, Newhaven, BN9 9BA

Open Mondays from 10am to 12noon

Telephone: 01273 517250 or 07796 869402

Email: caron.teague@sussexcommunity.org.uk

For parents and carers with children under four years old, disabled access. 

Offering: hot drinks, snacks, free Wi-Fi, free play, sensory and music activities, advice, leaflets and signposting.



Kempton House Day Centre

Kempton House, Cavell Avenue, Peacehaven, BN10 7NJ

Open Wednesdays and Fridays from 9am to 11am

Telephone: 07821 515118

Email:sue@kemptonhousedaycentre.com

Disabled access, open to all ages, child friendly.

Offering: hot drinks, snacks, advice, leaflets and signposting.

Lunch is available but needs to be booked in advance.



King’s Church, Lewes

Unit 3, Brooks Road, Lewes, BN7 2BY

Open Mondays from 11am to 3pm

Telephone: 01273 486182

Email: office@kingschurchlewes.org

Disabled access, open to all, child friendly.

Offering: hot drinks, snacks, hot food e.g. soup and a roll (12noon to 1.30pm), free Wi-Fi, advice, leaflets and signposting.

King’s Church Lewes offer a warm welcome to any member of the community that would like to visit us. 



Lewes House of Friendship, Lewes

208 High Street, Lewes, BN7 2NS

Open week days from 10am - 1pm 

Telephone: 01273 476469

Email: leweshouseoffriendship@gmail.com

Disabled access from the back of the house, enter via East Street public car park. 

Open to anyone over the age of 55

Offering: hot drinks, biscuits, hot meals at £8 each, free Wi-Fi, paid activities, advice, leaflets and signposting.



Newhaven Baptist Church, Newhaven

Brighton Road, Newhaven, BN9 9NA

Open Wednesdays and Fridays from 9.30am to 1pm 

Telephone: 07825 446711

Email: jac.parson@newhavenbaptistchurch.co.uk

Disabled access, open to all, child friendly

Offering: hot drinks, snacks, hot meals e.g. soup, advice, leaflets and signposting. Sessions run alongside the Foodbank.



Peacehaven Town Council

Community House, Meridian Centre, Meridian Way, Peacehaven, BN10 8BB

Open Mondays and Wednesday from 30 November 2022 until 1 March 2023, from 09am to 12.30pm. 

Please note, Community House will be closed from 26 December 2022 to 9 January 2023 for annual maintenance. 

Telephone: 01273 585493/07566 766794

Email: projects@peacehaventowncouncil.gov.uk

Disabled access, open to all, child friendly

Offering: hot drinks, biscuits, cup of soup, advice, free Wi-Fi, leaflets and signposting. 



Seaford Baptist Church, Seaford

Belgrave Rd, Seaford BN25 2EE

Open Tuesdays from 9am to 12noon and Wednesdays from 9am to 12noon then 2pm to 5pm. 

Telephone: 01323 896009

Email: office@seafordbaptistchurch.org.uk

Disabled access but no disabled toilet, open to all, child friendly. Maximum capacity is 15 people.

Offering: hot drinks, biscuits, hot meals e.g. soup, advice, free Wi-Fi, board games, books, music, leaflets and signposting. 



St Peter’s Church, Seaford

Chapel Rooms Hall, Belgrave Road, Seaford, BN25 2HE

Open every Friday from 12:30pm to 2pm throughout November, December 2022 and January 2023.

The church would prefer people to book if possible by contacting their office.

Telephone: 01323 899054

Email: officeebb.benefice@gmail.com

Disabled access and disabled toilet, all ages welcome, child friendly, 

Offering: hot drinks, snacks, a warm lunch available, free Wi-Fi, advice, leaflets and signposting. 

All are welcome to attend the Winter Warmer Lunch for warm food and friendship.

Age Concern Eastbourne

William and Patricia Venton Centre, Junction Road, Eastbourne, BN21 3QY

Open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10am to 3pm.

Telephone: 01323 638474

Email: Liz.maxted@ageconcerneastbourne.co.uk

Disabled access, open to older people aged 50+

Offering: hot drinks, free Wi-Fi, board games, books, advice, leaflets and signposting, warm clothes including blankets, coats available for a donation.



The Gateway Centre

66-70 Lottbridge Dr, Eastbourne, BN22 9PB

Open from 29 November 2022, Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 2pm

Telephone: 01323 351786

Email: admin@gatewaychristianchurch.org.uk 

Disabled access including accessible toilet, open to all ages, child friendly. 

Offering: hot drinks, biscuits, cake on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9.15am to 12noon, free Wi-Fi, 

Activities: board games for adults and children, toys for toddlers, lending library of fiction books to borrow.

  • Healing Rooms (prayer for healing): 1st Tuesday of month from 10am to 12 noon.
  • Yarnies (knitting, crochet, crafts & cake): 4th Tuesday of month 1pm to 2.30pm.
  • Giggles Toddler Group (booking required): Thursday 10am to 11.30am
  • Lunch Club (pre-book - small charge):4th Friday of month 12.30pm to 2pm
  • Trained welcomers can signpost to relevant advice and support:
  • Fegans Child Counselling: Tuesdays and Thursdays 9am to 4pm
  • Foodbank & Advocacy Service: Wednesdays 10am to 12 noon.
  • People Matter: equipping people for employment: Wednesdays 9am to 1pm: 

The Gateway Centre is a bright, comfortable area with sofas, chairs and tables, free wi-fi and free hot and cold drinks. 

For directions https://goo.gl/maps/koyLcruupfncz93Q6


Friday Friends (St Richard’s Church)

Church Hall, 7 Priory Road, Eastbourne, BN23 7AX

Open Friday from 8.30am to 12 noon.

Telephone: 07713066264

Email: helenhart922@btinternet.com

Disabled access, open to all ages, child friendly.

Offering: hot drinks, snacks, free Wi-Fi, advice, leaflets and signposting.



The Way (Kingdom Way Trust)

91 – 93 Seaside Road, Eastbourne, BN21 3PL

Open: 2nd and 4th weekends, 10.30am to 3.30pm (Saturday and Sunday). The Way aim to open more frequently as volunteer availability allows.

Telephone: 07932 407730

Email: info@kingdomwaytrust.org

Disabled access, open to all ages, under 18s must be accompanied by an adult, child friendly.

Offering: hot drinks, snacks, soup, toast, sandwiches etc. but not full meals, free Wi-Fi, games, newspapers, advice, leaflets and signposting.

The Way is primarily set up for the homeless and street community, but anyone is welcome. 



Kings Church 

27 Edison Road, Eastbourne, BN23 6PT

Open Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm

Telephone: 01323 521125

Email: warmspaces@kings-centre.co.uk 

Disabled access, open to all ages, no specific child facilities. 

Offering: hot drinks, snacks, hot meals available eg soup, free Wi-Fi, activities, advice, leaflets and signposting, computing / tablet facilities.



Leaf Hall Community Arts Centre

51 Seaside, Eastbourne, BN22 7NB

Open 7th December: Wednesday to Friday, 9.30am to 4.30pm

Booking is required. 

Telephone: 0778 6080 887

Email: ellenlaye@gmail.com 

Disabled access, open to all ages, children must be supervised by parent/guardian at all times.

Offering: hot drinks, biscuits and cuppa soups,option to purchase a subsidised lunch, free Wi-Fi, free lending library, board games, jigsaws, advice, leaflets and signposting.



Living Life Hub (TJ Hughes) 

177-187 Terminus Road, Eastbourne, BN21 3NX

Open Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm, Saturday from 10am to 3pm. 

Telephone: 07508934046

Email: Micktrott777@gmail.com

Disabled access, open to all ages, child friendly, 

Offering: hot drinks, snacks, free Wi-Fi, activities, advice, leaflets and signposting. 

We are preparing to build a community kitchen which will be an addition to the warm space



The Matthew 25 Mission

Brodie Hall, Christchurch, Seaside, Eastbourne, BN22 7NN

Open Mondays to Fridays from 8am until 3pm

Telephone: 01323 726960

Email: manager@matthew25mission.org 

Disabled access, open to all ages, child friendly with accompanying adults,

Offering: hot drinks, snacks,  hot meals available eg soup, breakfast from 8am to 10am and lunch from 12 noon to 2pm, free WiFi, advice, leaflets and signposting.

Activities:

  • Monday: SMART Recovery from 2pm to 3pm
  • Tuesday: Art Club from 1:30pm to 3pm
  • Wednesday: SMART Recovery from 2pm to 3pm
  • Thursday: Music Group from 2pm to 3pm


Seaside Hub

125 – 127 Seaside, Eastbourne, BN22 7NN

Open Thursdays and Saturdays from 11am to 3.30pm

Telephone: 01323 371322

Email: Seasidehub@yahoo.com 

Disabled access, wide doors and a ramp up the small step, grab rails in the toilet, but not enough room for a wheel chair, open to all ages, child friendly, open to all, child friendly.

Offering: hot drinks, snacks, hot meals eg soup, free Wi-Fi, activities, advice, leaflets and signposting, 



St Elisabeth’s 

268 Victoria Drive, Eastbourne, BN20 8QX

Open for activities throughout the week. Tuesday mornings will be our community space.

Telephone: 01323 885285

Email: emailcentremanager@sainte.org.uk 

Disabled access, open to all ages, child friendly.

Offering: hot drinks, snacks on Tuesday mornings 9:30am-12:30pm, free Wi-Fi, advice, leaflets and signposting Tuesday mornings, various activities throughout the week, including a toddler group on Thursday mornings, and a homework club for children on Thursday afternoons 



TechResort CIC

23a Cavendish Place, Eastbourne, BN21 3EJ

Open Thursdays 1pm - 5pm, Fridays midday to 5pm

Telephone: 07942286891

Email: hello@techresort.org 

Disabled access, open to all, child friendly.

Offering: hot drinks, snacks, free Wi-Fi, creative and digital activities, advice, help with digital skills/inclusion and signpost to other relevant support agencies.


St Peter’s Church

The Hydneye, Eastbourne, BN22 9BY

Open Thursdays 11am to 2pm

Telephone: 07399696923

Email: revdpegg@gmail.com

Disabled access, open to all ages, child friendly.

Offering: hot drinks, snacks, microwave available for use, free Wi-Fi, toys, leaflets.


The Salvation Army, Eastbourne Old Town

33 Royal Sussex Crescent, Eastbourne, BN20 8RG

Open Tuesday from 10am to 12 noon. Additional days/times to be added depending on need.

Telephone: 01323 641 833

Email: Gary.muston@salvationarmy.org.uk

Disabled access, ramp, car park, disabled toilet, open to all ages, child friendly, parental supervision required for children.

Offering: hot drinks, snacks, soup, free Wi-Fi, board games, books. Computers to be installed in coming months, advice, leaflets and signposting.



Willingdon Trees Community Centre - Cosy Space Cafe 

Willingdon Trees Community Centre, 101 Holly Place, Hampden Park, Eastbourne, BN22 0UT

Open W/C 5th December: Tuesdays and Fridays from 1.30pm to 3.30pm

Telephone: 01323 504438

Email: eastbourne@sussexcommunity.org.uk

Disabled access, open to all ages, child friendly.

Offering: hot drinks, biscuits, pastries and fruit, free Wi-Fi, free computer access, board games, puzzles, books, self-led crafts, advice, leaflets and signposting.



Victoria Baptist Church

Eldon Road, Eastbourne, BN21 1UE

Open Wednesday 9.30am to12.30pm

Telephone: 01323 737974

Email: sandra@victoriabaptist.org.uk 

Disabled access, open to all ages, child friendly.

Offering: hot drinks, biscuits, free Wi-Fi, activities, advice, leaflets and signposting, debt advice.



Langney Community Centre

Etchingham Road, Langney, BN23 7DX

Open Tuesday to Thursday 9am to 2pm plus some after school activities.

Telephone: 01323 763762

Email: communitycfe@volunteersnetwork.co.uk 

Disabled access, open to all ages, child friendly.

Offering: hot drinks, snacks, hot meals eg soup, free Wi-Fi, activities, advice, leaflets and signposting.

For the latest information visit Langney Community Centre and Langney Community Café 

Why warm spaces are needed

Lewes District and Eastbourne Borough Councils have declared a cost of living emergency.  The crisis being experienced across the UK has resulted from unprecedented pressures on people already in poverty and this winter, despite the support given by Government, thousands of people in the district and borough may be forced to make tough decisions about when and what they eat, what they can do in life, and when they can afford to heat their home.

You can find information about help available with the cost of living at:

lewes-eastbourne.gov.uk/cost-of-living 

Despite the support available, the reality is that for many households, this will not cover the increasing cost of fuel, food and other necessities. This is why we are supporting the set-up of a Warm Spaces network.