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Warm Room


New Scheme to alleviate the cost-of-living crisis


With the cost-of-living soaring, particularly energy prices, the team at Friends of Stour Connect have become all-too familiar with families, and people living on their own, struggling to keep themselves warm now that the colder months are upon us. Therefore, to try to address this, we are introducing a brand-new scheme on Monday November 7th, which we hope will help alleviate some of these difficulties. The solution? To create a warm space, or ‘Warm Room’, in the café for people to come in and chat, have a coffee or bite to eat, and socialise with friends or family, or to just to sit and enjoy your own company in a warm and relaxing environment. You don’t even have to buy endless cups of tea, coffee, or food to justify sticking around as there is absolutely no pressure to ‘move on’. Just have one drink (very cheap!) and make it last all morning if you wish to, but if you do want to have something more substantial, such as a full English Breakfast, panini, or a cake, you can do that too. So come on in and get warm! Starting November 7th, Monday to Friday. Times as for the café opening hours, see here...


Whilst here, you can also have a browse in our very own charity shop, "Twice But Nice", which is accessible directly from the café, where you will find that our prices are very cheap and affordable too. To find out more about the shop please

click here...

The café is also the main hub of the centre, and from here you can find out lots going on at the centre which you may find useful or helpful. We have…

  • a Peer Support Group for mental health issues

  • a Bereavement Peer Support Group

  • an education facility where you can find out about our employability courses on offer

  • a Lunch Club on Mondays

  • the Men’s Shed, open Tuesdays and Thursday, for those interested in woodworking

  • the Life is for Living Group, a specialist group designed for those with memory loss

  • a Read Easy, a support group for adults wishing to learn to read or improve their reading skills

  • we also have many other events going on throughout the year, such as the Parkinson’s Dance, all of which are usually advertised in the café.


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