The Our Place Community Cafe is for anyone, of any age, and in any circumstances. Typically, 40 – 50 people attend each week. Some of those come for companionship, some to access support and advice, some to do both. All are warmly welcome. We meet in the community room of the West Wight Sports and Community Centre on Tuesday mornings from 10am – 12.30pm.

Each week, volunteers from Churches Together in West Wight are on hand to welcome, chat, listen and serve refreshments. Professionals from a host of organisations attend on a rota basis to offer support within their realm of expertise – the list below tells you who will be in and on which dates over the next few months. (New dates added 8th February)

With us on a weekly basis are:

Citizens Advice – offering free, confidential, impartial advice on any issues affecting everyday life

Local Area Coordinator – supporting you to fulfill your vision of a good life in a way appropriate to your circumstances

Just Ask Officer – connecting you with other local groups and services

With us on a rota basis are:

Groundworks (Elizabeth Hodgson) – Energy switching (bring your bills in!)

January 15 and 29; February 12; March 5 and 19

Footprint Trust – guidance on staying warm, reducing energy bills etc

January 22; February 12

Glanvilles Damant Legal Services – free legal advice clinic

Fortnightly starting January 15

Learning Links Pop-Up Job Club – Free advice and guidance with e.g. CV writing, job searches and applications

January 8 and 22; February 5 and 19; March 5 and 19; April 2

Age UK Digi Drop-In – support and advice with digital devices

2nd and 4th Tuesdays starting January 8th

West Wight Timebank with Drop and Swap Table

1st Tuesday of the month

No Barriers – helping those with a physical or mental barrier to gaining employment access the job market

1st Tuesday of the month

Royal British Legion – offering support and advice to anyone with a connection, past or present, to the armed services

Third Tuesday starting 15th January

Southern Housing Financial Skills Officer – help with benefit claims, debt etc

January 22nd ; February 19; March 12

Sight for Wight—support for the visually impaired, their friends and carers

January 22nd, February 12th, March 12th

Independent Arts  – an IW charity using the Arts to improve well-being

Deferred until March

WOW! Isle of Wight Women’s Centre

April 30th