Faith and community halls
Al Madina Mosque, 2 Victoria Rd, Barking, Ilford IG11 8PY
The coming week is expected to be especially cold with snow and a winter storm expected to hit the UK. The cost-of-living crisis is already having an effect and we know people and families are struggling. Please step forward and ask for support if you need it. Al Madina Mosque and the Northbury Community Hub situated on our complex will be available to you at all times should you wish to pop in for a cup of tea and a biscuit or simply to have somewhere warm to sit and be out of the cold. We may even offer you an interesting conversation. Please don’t think you are alone. We look forward to seeing you.
Team Al Madina
St Paul’s Church, Arrowsmith Road, Chigwell, Essex, IG7 4NZ
Opening times: Thursdays 10-12
VHP Ilford Hindu Centre and Mandir , 43-45 Cleveland Rd, Ilford IG1 1EE
Opening times: 9:30-12 and 6-8 every day
Vine United Reform Church, 12 Riches Road, IG1 1JH
Opening times: 9-12 on Monday, Thursdays and Fridays
South Park Chapel, 51 Ripley Road, Seven Kings, IG3 9HA
Our Café is open every Tuesday morning from 10am to 12pm. Come for cake, coffee, craft, chat and prayer. Children and pets welcome!
Holy Trinity South Woodford, 185 Hermon Hill, South Woodford, E18 1QQ
Holy Trinity holds a programme of events to which you are welcome.
St Mary’s Church, 207 High Rd, London E18 2PA
Opening times: Wednesday 11-11:30; Thursdays 10-11:30; Sunday 11-12
Salway Evangelical Church, Forest Approach, Woodford Green IG8 9BW
Opening times: Tuesdays 4-6
Redbridge Council in partnership with a range of organisations in the borough has established a network of 17 Community Living Rooms, which are warm and welcoming places for residents to use. You are invited to come to any of the places listed during their opening times.
The list of places will evolve as more organisations join the network. Each is different and their offer will be different – some will have activities, some will offer hot drinks, some will be quiet spaces. Each will develop their own character and no doubt you will find one that suits you
The Redbridge Libraries offer a wide range of activities and are at 11 locations across the borough. They have activities for adults, children and families. Everything from chess clubs and book clubs through to knit’n’natter sessions and family storytime and coding for kids.
As more partners come on board with Redbridge Council, we will be able to increase the range of Community Living Rooms, so please keep an eye on this page to see how the network is growing and what is available near you.
Click link below to view the complete list
Thank you to all the Places of worship and Community Groups that completed the survey, to provide warm spaces for local people affected by the cost of living crisis, over this autumn and winter.
Support for Residents struggling with the cost of living, visit the Cost of Living (redbridge.gov.uk) page on Redbridge Council Website