AN ISLE of Wight community centre in Newport will launch its new ‘Warm Space’ this week, as it looks to tackle the cost-of-living crisis by offering residents a warm, dry place to socialise.

Pan Together, the charity which exists to support and provide a community hub for residents of East Newport, is launching its new Warm Space tomorrow (Thursday, January 12).

The hub will be open from 9am – 3pm each Thursday and Friday in the IT room at Downside Community Centre on Furrlongs.

Rachel Thomson, community centre manager, said: "As the cost-of-living crisis bites harder for so many, our Warm Space is based on a simple idea: turn off your heating and come and use ours instead.

"Everyone's invited - young and old. There'll be a warm welcome, friendly chat, refreshments and plenty of things to do - as well as the chance to socialise and meet new people. 

“For further details, give us a ring on 01983 248170.”