Support coping with rising living costs

Warm spaces

We add warm spaces to this page as we hear of them. Also check these other warm space listings:

Bilston

Bilston Community Hub, Seafield Road

  • Mondays: 2pm to 8pm (free wifi).

Bonnyrigg and Lasswade

Cockpen Church Hall, Dundas Street EH19 3AT

Hot drinks and snacks at no cost. Come along for some warmth, refreshments, and company. If you bring a thermos flask, it can be filled for you to take home.

  • Tuesdays, 10am to 12pm

Lasswade Library, 19 Eskdale Drive, Bonnyrigg, EH19 2LA

Hot drinks or soup and bread at no cost. Free wifi, toilets, books, jigsaws and card games. Staff can also advise on getting all the support you are entitled to during the cost of living crisis.

  • From Monday 5 December during normal opening hours

St Leonard's Church Lasswade & Bonnyrigg, Dobbie's Road Lasswade EH18 1BJ

Free food and drink, people to chat to, toilets, accessible toilet, wheelchair accessible.

  • Mondays: 10am to 12pm

Dalkeith

St Mary's Church, High Street, Dalkeith EH22 2NA

Free food and drink, people to chat to, toilets, accessible toilet, parking, child friendly.

  • Tuesdays: 12pm to 3pm

Mayfield and Easthouses

Mayfield and Easthouses Church, 2 Bogwood Road EH22 5DY

  • Cafe
    £1.50 for unlimited tea and coffee
    Wednesdays: 10am to 12pm
  • Men's group
    Free but donation basket for anyone who can afford to donate
    Thursdays: 12pm to 2pm
  • Friendship lunch
    Free but donation basket for anyone who can afford to donate
    Last Tuesday of each month: 12pm to 2pm

Newbattle

Newbattle Library, 1 Newbattle Way, Easthouses, EH22 4SX

Hot drinks or soup and bread at no cost. Free wifi, toilets, books, jigsaws and card games. Staff can also advise on getting all the support you are entitled to during the cost of living crisis.

  • From Monday 5 December during normal opening hours

Pathhead

Pathhead Community Cafe, Pathhead Pavilion, Callander Park, Pathhead, EH37 5YN

A great warm space for a coffee and a good blether. £1 for coffee and biscuits with no charge for refills.

  • Tuesdays: 10.30am to 12pm

Penicuik

Food Fact Friends, 42 John Street EH26 8AB

  • Monday to Friday: 10am to 3pm with free hot soup, something to eat, tea and coffee.
  • Saturday: 11am to 1pm with free tea and coffee and something to eat.

St James the Less, Broomhill Road EH26 9EE

Tea and coffee and biscuits, all free. Free wifi and can offer games TV or other online entertainment.

  • Tuesdays: 10am to 12pm

Penicuik Storehouse, 22 High Street EH26 8HW

Café and community group meeting space.

  • Monday to Saturday: 9:30am to 5:30pm
  • Sunday: 10.30am to 3pm

Rosewell

Rosewell Parish Church Hall, Carnethie Street EH24 9AT

Hot drinks and snacks at no cost. Come along for some warmth, refreshments, and company. If you bring a thermos flask, it can be filled for you to take home.

  • Wednesdays: 10am to 12pm

Rosewell Development Trust, The Steading, Carnethie Street EH24 9AA

The Trust offers a warm space and an affordable two course meal lunch club.

  • Tuesday and Thursday, £3.50 for a two course meal 
  • To book, contact Rosewell Development Trust on 0131 629 9398

Roslin

Roslin Church, Penicuik Road EH25 9LH

Coffee morning and a blether. Free food and drinks.

  • Wednesdays: 10:30am to 12pm

Rosslyn Bowling Club, 108 Main Street EH25 9LT

Coffee, chat and games. Free food and drinks.

  • Wednesdays: 2:30pm to 4:30pm