Community Living Rooms

Redbridge Council in partnership with a range of organisations in the borough has established a network of 17 Community Living Rooms, which are warm, cool, dry and welcoming places for residents to use. You are invited to come to any of the places listed below during their opening times.

The list of places will evolve as more organisations join the network. Each is different and their offer will be different – some will have activities, some will offer drinks, some will be quiet spaces. Each will develop their own character and no doubt you will find one that suits you.

The Redbridge Libraries offer a wide range of activities and are at 11 locations across the borough. They have activities for adults, children and families. Everything from chess clubs and book clubs through to knit’n’natter sessions and family storytime and coding for kids.

Find library details and opening times 

As more partners come on board with Redbridge Council, we will be able to increase the range of Community Living Rooms, so please keep an eye on this page to see how the network is growing and what is available near you.

Find a warm, cool, dry and welcoming place


  • Aldersbrook
  • Central Library
  • Fullwell Library
  • Gants Hill Library
  • Goodmayes Library
  • Hainault Library
  • Keith Axon Centre
  • Seven Kings Library
  • South Woodford Library
  • Wanstead Library
  • Woodford Green Library

Find locations and opening hours of Redbridge libraries 

Faith and community halls


St Paul’s Church, Arrowsmith Road, Chigwell, Essex, IG7 4NZ

Opening times: Thursdays 10-12


VHP Ilford Hindu Centre and Mandir , 43-45 Cleveland Rd, Ilford IG1 1EE

Opening times: 9:30-12 and 6-8 every day

Vine United Reform Church, 12 Riches Road, IG1 1JH

Opening times: 9-12 on Monday, Thursdays and Fridays

South Woodford

Holy Trinity South Woodford, 185 Hermon Hill, South Woodford, E18 1QQ

Holy Trinity holds a programme of events to which you are welcome.


St Mary’s Church, 207 High Rd, London E18 2PA

Opening times: Wednesday 11-11:30; Thursdays 10-11:30; Sunday 11-12

See these locations on a map

Woodford Green

Salway Evangelical Church, Forest Approach, Woodford, Woodford Green IG8 9BW

Opening times: Tuesdays 2-4pm

See these locations on a map

Join our Community Living Room Network

If your organisation would like to set up a Community Living Room or join our network and publicise existing activities please contact Randal Smith in the Anti-Poverty team for more information and support.