Warm places - Keeping Cheshire East warm 

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Cheshire East wants to do more for its residents this winter to ensure residents are warm and to ease some of the unprecedented pressures on people at this time of year due to rising costs of the Cost of Living Crisis. 

Warm PlaCEs are places where people can come together to stay warm and enjoy a warm cuppa. 

We hold a Live Well Warm PlaCEs directory of all the places available to our residents across the public, private, health and voluntary sectors so everyone who is feeling the cold and pressures of the crisis, knows where they can go to get warm, stay warm and enjoy a little company, some hot refreshments and have access to information.

Browse all Warm Places in Cheshire East on our LiveWell Service Directory. 

Warm PlaCEs across Cheshire East

*Please note it is currently taking two working weeks for the applications to be processed and be visible on this web page and Live Well service directory. 

Warm Places Based On Care Community AreasWarm PlaCEs Charter Sign Ups Libraries 
Bollington, Disley, Poynton

Disley Community Centre

Bollington  Library 

Disley Library

Poynton Library

Chelford, Handforth, Alderley Edge and Wilmslow

The Guild for Lifelong Learning

Alderley Edge Library

Handforth Library

Wilmslow Library

Congleton and Holmes Chapel

The Old Saw Mill

Congleton Library

Holmes Chapel Library


The Haven on North Street

Shavington-cum-Gresty Village Hall

St. Andrews Church

Crewe Library



Tatton Perk Coffee Shop 

Knutsford Library



St Michael & All Angels Church 

Holy Trinity Hurdsfield

Cre8 Macclesfield

Silklife Community Hub

Macclesfield Library

Prestbury Library


Hankelow Methodist Church

Nantwich Library 

Sandbach, Middlewich, Alsager, Scholar Green, Haslington

Elworth Granage Care Home

Willowmere - Your Housing Group

Number 28 Parish Centre

Sandbach Library

Middlewich Library

Alsager Library


All libraries will:

  • provide warm welcoming spaces and comfortable areas to sit during normal opening hours. See libraries webpages for opening hours. This will include seating for individuals and areas for people to socialise.
  • signpost vulnerable users to charities and other council departments
  • be involved in gifting resources in partnership with local charities/organisations eg duvets, hot water bottles etc.
  • provide activities and drop-in sessions for all age groups/user groups.
  • provide free library membership which enables customers to access a wide range of free resources, hard copy and online, that can be used in the library (and elsewhere).
  • provide library members free WiFi, free computer use for an hour each day, and space for home workers
  • have sockets where phones and devices can be charged

Extra activities in libraries as part of this initiative:

  • Libraries will provide extra help desks/opportunities for community organisations or council organisations. For example, advice and information on reducing household bills, saving energy and tackling debt.
  • Libraries will provide additional activities such as games and crafts, to do as a drop-in activity to keep people amused for long periods of time.
  • There are some new groups starting Autumn, for example several new reading groups, conversations groups etc.

Page last reviewed: 04 December 2023

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