Mobile Warm Hub

Our Mobile Warm Hub service started running in May 2021, when people were unable to meet up together indoors due to Covid-19. Instead of waiting for halls and centres to reopen, we converted one of our Back&4th community minibuses and took to the road! Since then we’ve run a regular free community cafe service visiting locations around Warwickshire and Solihull. This is also supported by our friendly and experienced volunteer drivers.

Mobile Warm Hub coffee morning at Myton Green, Warwick

Everyone’s Welcome

Our community cafes are open to residents of all ages and our free coffee/tea and biscuits are always appreciated! For some people our outdoor events become a social lifeline and our volunteers look forward to meeting up with our regulars as well as getting to speak to new faces. We’ve had several dogwalkers and a couple of horse riders attend. Residents have even enjoyed performances by a local community band and a professional magician.

A band playing instruments and singing under a large canopy, with vans and cars in the background

Bidford Mobile Warm Hub with Up Beat Community Band

The Mobile Warm Hub community service can work particularly well in areas where there’s no existing community space for events. Or where local groups are interested in setting up a permanent Warm Hub event but want to attract community interest and engagement first. We can make up to 12 visits at each location, subject to local need and engagement.

Our converted minibus carries free information handouts on energy saving and home safety matters, as well as free carbon monoxide monitors. We can also carry and distribute information about other community support services and local activities.

Our fantastic Mobile Warm Hub team of volunteer drivers was also shortlisted for a South Warwickshire Volunteer Award for Community Impact 2022.

Mobile Warm Hub Bookings

Our Mobile Warm Hub can be booked for special or one off events over the winter, on Monday – Wednesday mornings, subject to volunteer availability.

On Thursdays, from 11.30am – 1.30pm, the team is currently supporting a free pop up cafe at Whitnash Methodist Church, which is being held indoors.

If you’d like to find out more about booking this free service, email

A large gazebo with people sitting underneath next to a picnic bench, with a green and white minibus with "Mobile Warm Hub" branding in the background, on a grassy area

Mobile Warm Hub event at Polesworth Memorial Hall