As the cost of living increases it is important that we work together to do everything we can to support every household in Rotherham.
We are working together with partner organisations across Rotherham to ensure a Warm Welcome for residents across a range of spaces across the borough.
Warm Welcome spaces will provide an opportunity for people to come together, share and use resources, with many spaces, such as our libraries, putting on additional activity sessions through the winter.
Find your nearest Warm Welcome space
Warm Welcome UK have over 3000 registered organisations that have opened or are opening up free, warm, welcoming spaces for the public over this winter across the UK.
Every warm welcome space is unique
All warm spaces will offer a friendly welcome and comfortable environment to meet friends, socialise or just sit and peacefully enjoy a Warm Welcome.
Warm Welcome Spaces at Rotherham Libraries
You will always get a Warm Welcome at Rotherham Libraries and our staff will be happy to help you access information, browse the internet or make use of our extensive resources, including:
- ICT facilities
- access to free WI-FI
- a range of courses
This also includes access to a variety of advice and support services from partner organisations as well as a selection of events and activities for everyone to enjoy.
To support residents this winter, we have also developed the following programme of activities to enhance the offer of our libraries. These activities include:
|Aston||Wednesday||5pm to 6:45pm||Board Games|
|Brinsworth||Thursdays||11am to 12pm||Retro board games|
|Dinnington||Fridays||4pm to 6:45pm||Jigsaws and board games|
|Greasbrough||Thursday||4pm to 6:45pm||Board games|
|Kiveton||Thursday||4pm to 6:15pm||Board games|
|Maltby||Thursday||4pm to 6:45pm||Jigsaws and board games|
|Mowbray||Monday||5pm to 6:30pm||Board games|
|Rawmarsh||Mon/Tues/Wed/ Thurs||2pm to 5:15pm||Crosswords, word searches, sudoku’s and the adult colouring books, chess, dominoes|
|Rawmarsh||Friday||2pm to 4:45pm||Crosswords, word searches, sudoku’s and the adult colouring books, chess, dominoes|
|Riverside||Monday||5pm to 6:30pm||Drop in coffee and a catch up|
|Swinton||Mon/Tues/Thurs/Fri||10am to 12pm||Coffee and chat with crosswords, Sudoku and colouring sheets and activities for the younger ones.|
|Swinton||Saturday||10am to 12pm||Lego club|
|Wath||Thursday||4pm to 6:45pm||Jigsaws and board games|
|Wickersley||Tuesday and Thursday||4pm to 6:45pm||Puzzles and games clubs and Lego/Duplo club|
|Thurcroft||Monday||4:30pm to 6:30pm||Scrabble Club and Coffee Evening|
|Thorpe Hesley||Monday||2pm to 4pm||Warm Café with Lego club and mindful crafts|
|Kimberworth||Thursdays||3pm to 6:30pm||Coffee and a chat with jigsaws and colouring activities|
Find your local library and neighbourhood hub
Warm Welcome Spaces at Rotherham Museums
Clifton Park Museum is open for residents to learn more about local history and discover things they never knew about Rotherham or meet with friends in the Walker Café. Check their opening times to see when you can visit.
Every Friday during the winter months we will be lighting the range fire to create a warm and inviting space in our Walker Kitchen.
The Museum will also be hosting some Warm Welcome events.
|Archive Search Room at Clifton Park Museum||Friday 2 December||10am-12pm||An Introduction to Family HistoryCome into our warm and friendly Archive Search Room to learn how to navigate Find My Past and discover more about the family history resources held by Rotherham Archives and Local Studies Service.|
|Walker Kitchen at Clifton Park Museum||Thursday 15 December||10am-12pm||Mindfulness colouring, range fire lit, relaxing music - adults|
|Walker Kitchen at Clifton Park Museum||Thursday 12 January||10am-12pm||Mindfulness colouring, range fire lit, relaxing music - adults|
|Archive Search Room at Clifton Park Museum||Friday 6 January||10am-12pm||An Introduction to Family HistoryCome into our warm and friendly Archive Search Room to learn how to navigate Find My Past and discover more about the family history resources held by Rotherham Archives and Local Studies Service.|
|Archive Search Room at Clifton Park Museum||Friday 3 February||10am-12pm||An Introduction to Family HistoryCome into our warm and friendly Archive Search Room to learn how to navigate Find My Past and discover more about the family history resources held by Rotherham Archives and Local Studies Service.|
Register your warm welcome space
Warm Welcome UK are looking to register thousands of Warm Welcome Spaces across the UK and display them on an interactive map so that anyone who needs a Warm Welcome can find it. Registered Warm Welcome Spaces will get access to exclusive campaign materials and resources, and may also be eligible for grant opportunities. By registering, you will also gain to access the map of registered spaces, allowing you to see which spaces are in your local area.