Warm spaces directories

With a cost-of-living crisis and an energy-price crisis, lots of people will be cold this winter and looking for warm places to go. Several different groups have started collating directories of warm spaces. This duplicates work and means each single resource is less complete. Also, the data isn’t published openly but instead mostly displayed via map interfaces which tend to create quite large page loads - not great for anyone using limited mobile data plans. To help, we have created a directory of directories (read the background) and a warm spaces finder tool to search through 13182 warm spaces from 134 of the directories listed below. If you know of a directory that we haven't included here, please let us know.

Warm spaces finder tool

Existing directories of warm spaces

As of .

DirectoryEntriesGeocodedMapRegisterNotes
Warm Welcome42144214MapAdd a warm place
Warm spaces17671767MapAdd a warm place
Aberdeen City Council5757MapAdd a warm place
Aberdeenshire Council5252Map
Adur and Worthing Council4242Map
Angus Council?MaplocationCentre is not queryable
Ards and North Down Council?Add a warm placeProvided as a PDF
Argyll and Bute Third Sector Interface3011
Barnet Council2323MapAdd a warm place
Armagh City, Bandridge and Craigavon Council?Not enough location information
Barnsley Council?Refers people to Warm Welcome UK
Basildon Council?Not enough structure to parse
Bassetlaw CVS4141Map
Bath and North East Somerset Council?Map
Bedford Council3636
Belfast Council4141
Bexley Council66Add a warm place
Birmingham Council176176Add a warm place
Bolton at Home3027
Boston Borough Council?Not enough information to parse
Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole?Add a warm placeNot enough structure to parse
Bracknell Forest Council166Locations for libraries on separate pages
Bradford Council186186Map
Bradford on Avon Council?Not enough structure to parse
Braintree Council5050Map
Breckland Council?Not enough location information
Brent?Refers people to Warm Welcome
Bridgend Council124109
Brighton & Hove Council4545Map
Bristol Council9393Map
Broadland and South Norfolk Council5252Map
Bromley Well5858Map
Buckinghamshire Council5555MapAdd a warm place
Burnley Council2827Map
Bury Directory5553
Calderdale Council2828
Cambridge Council231
Cambridgeshire ACRE3535
Camden Council3129MapAdd a warm place
Cannock Chase Council?Warm spaces provided in a PDF so not enough structure to parse
Carefree Cornwall5550Map
Causeway Coast and Glens Council4040MapAdd a warm place
Central Bedfordshire Council6258
Ceredigion Council4141Map
Charnwood Council1210
Chelmsford Connects?Not enough address/location data
Cheltenham Council?Not enough structure to parse
Cherwell Council?No warm spaces listed
Cheshire East Council5958
Cheshire West and Chester Council?Refers people to Warm Welcome
Chesterfield Council3232Map
Chichester Deanery?Not enough location information
Chorley Council3838
City of London?Refers to Warm Welcome UK
Colchester Council2929Map
Coventry Council5050Map
Communities 1st3028
Community Action Derby?In PDFs so too unstructured to parse
Croydon Council4141Map
Croydon Simply Connect4646
Cumbria Council248245MapAdd a warm place
Cyngor Gwynedd215211MapAdd a warm place
Derbyshire Council?Too unstructured to parse
Derbyshire Dales Council?Too unstructured to parse
Devizes Council98
Dover Council2828Map
Durham County Council170166MapAdd a warm place
Ealing Council3535Map
East Ayrshire Council5757Map
East Lindsey Council2323Map
East Staffordshire Council3319Not enough address information for half the entries
Eastleigh Council1414
Edinburgh Council7070Map
Enfield Council?Refers people to Warm Welcome
Enfield Food Alliance1919Map
Essex Map120119Map
Exeter Council?Not enough location information
Fife Council121120Map
Fylde Council?Add a warm placeNot enough location information and structure to parse
Gateshead Council9391Map
Gedling Council3231
Glasgow Council2323Map
Gloucester Council3432Add a warm place
Greenwich Council6464Map
Hackney Council?Refers people to Warm Welcome and warmspaces.org
Haringey Council2525
Harlow Council?Not enough information to parse
Harrogate NetMakers1616Map
Havant Council?Not enough structure to parse
Havering Council2621
Herefordshire Council4040Map
Hertfordshire Council10499MapAdd a warm place
High Peak Council2924
Hinckley and Bosworth Council4240
Hounslow Council3534
Hull Council3434Map
Huntingdonshire Council4343Map
Ipswich Council?Only over Christmas/new year
Isle of Wight Council4644Add a warm place
Islington Council4343
Kensington and Chelsea2828Map
Kingston Council3434MapAdd a warm place
Kirklees Council?Mentions libraries and refers to Warm Welcome UK
Lambeth Council6060MapAdd a warm place
Lancashire Council167167MapAdd a warm place
Lancaster Council3232Map
Leeds City Council175175MapAdd a warm place
Leicester Council?Refers to Warm Welcome
Lewes and Eastbourne Council4139Add a warm place
Lewisham Local5353Map
Lichfield Council1717Map
Luton Council?
Malvern Hills Council?Refers people to Warm Welcome and libraries
Manchester Council?Links to libraries
Mansfield Council?Not enough structure to parse
Merton Council?A list of libraries
Mid and East Antrim Council2110Some spaces are without addresses
Midlothian Council?Too unstructured to parse
Middlesbrough Council2323MapAdd a warm place
Neath Port Talbot Council4242Add a warm place
Newcastle under Lyme Council2525
Newham Council3131Map
Norfolk Community Foundation167163Map
North Devon Council2523
North East Derbyshire?A bit too difficult to automatically parse
North Northamptonshire Council4242
North Somerset Council?MapStatic image map is not parseable
Northumberland County Council135135MapAdd a warm place
Oxford Council4444MapAdd a warm place
Perth and Kinross Council125125MapAdd a warm place
Peterborough Council?
Plymouth Council7372MapAdd a warm place
Portsmouth Council3329
Powys Council5252
Preston Council?PDF without enough location information
Reading Council?Not enough structure to be able to parse
Redcar and Cleveland Council4949Map
Richmond upon Thames Council4848Map
Rochdale Council1515Map
Rotherham Council?Refers people to Warm Welcome
Ryedale Council?A Google Doc that only covers November
Salisbury Council?The list is a PDF
Sandwell Council5050Map
Scarborough Council4729
Sefton Council3231
Sefton CVS2020Map
Sevenoaks Council?Add a warm placeNot enough location information
Sheffield VAS170170Map
South Cambs Council2928
South Tyneside Council6963Map
Spark Somerset10097MapAdd a warm place
Southwalk Council4038
St Helens Council3633Add a warm place
Stafford Borough Council2424
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue44
Stevenage Council1616
Stockport Council9999Map
Stockton-on-Tees Council6463Add a warm place
Stroud CSCIC5046
Suffolk - Rural Coffee Caravan264264Map
Sunderland Council7171Map
Surrey County Council warm hubs139139Map
Sutton Council?Refers to Warm Welcome UK
Swansea Council8581Map
Swindon Council4039
Tameside Council4341
Tewkesbury Council33Add a warm placeNo location information is given so they can't be geocoded
Tonbridge and Malling Council2019
Torbay Council3737Map
Vale of Glamorgan Council3535Map
Wakefield Council?Wakefield Council website blocks automatic access of webpages
Wandsworth Council4747MapAdd a warm place
Warwickshire Rural Council?Not enough details to include
West Berkshire Council2020MapAdd a warm place
West Devon Council3430
West Dunbartonshire Council1815
West Northamptonshire9490MapAdd a warm place
Westminster Council6363Map
Wigan Council7474Map
Wiltshire Council3928MapAll the data is stored in a PowerBi visualisation and is inaccessible to this tool.
Wokingham Council?Add a warm place
Wolverhampton Council2623
Worcestershire Council?Lists libraries and links to Warm Welcome
Live Well York4543

Those directories with a geocoded value in the list above can be searched with our warm spaces finder tool. You can also get a version of this table as a structured JSON file and all the parsed warm spaces as JSON too (including those not geocoded).