Free Winter Hubs are Back

Blackpool FC Community Trust and Blackpool Football Club are collaborating again to help tackle some of the cost-of-living challenges for the local community throughout the upcoming winter season.

With financial support from Blackpool Football Club and Blackpool Council, we will be opening the doors to Bloomfield Road and operating FREE Winter Hubs to provide families and socially isolated and/or vulnerable members of our community with a place to keep warm and socialise with access to WIFI, refreshments, and hot food.

As part of our Tangerine Together initiative, the hubs will recommence from Tuesday 31st October in the Moretti Lounge at the stadium, at the following times:

FREE Pool Together Hubs:

When: Tuesday and Thursday – 1pm – 3pm
Where: Moretti Lounge, Bloomfield Road Stadium, Seasiders Way, FY1 6JJ

Play table tennis, take part in chair-based exercises and other games, and enjoy a hot drink and some toast.

Anyone is welcome to attend.

FREE Family Hubs: 

When: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday – 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Where: Moretti Lounge, Bloomfield Road Stadium, Seasiders Way, FY1 6JJ

Everyone will receive a hot meal and tea/coffee will be available throughout. Children can play games and take part in crafts with other children. Families can eat, spend time together, and talk about their day. Please note, these hubs are specifically for families with children.

The Hubs were a huge success last year, supporting more than 100 members of our community every evening.

If, like many of us, you find yourself facing challenges with your bills, feeling isolated during the dark evenings, or simply craving a change of environment, please come and join us. All we ask is that you book through the link below.

If you require assistance, please call us on 01253 348 691 and be sure to follow BFCCT on social media to keep up to date with Blackpool FC Community Trust activities.

Rachel Leaver, Community Navigation and Living Support Manager said:

‘I am thrilled that the Winter Hubs are back this year. We have been supporting families through the warmer months with food and a place to spend time as a family, but it is during winter when our community is feeling the cost-of-living crisis the most. The Family Hubs mean that people are able to turn off their heating for a couple of hours and come and receive a free hot meal in a lovely environment. Children can play games, take part in crafts, or play on games consoles whilst parents socialise and get out of the house. Everyone is welcome, no matter what their circumstances, and will be greeted with a smile.’

Working with residents as young as two years old up to adults in the later stages of life, Blackpool FC Community Trust provide a diverse range of programmes to increase social inclusion opportunities; and improve physical fitness, health, and education.

If you think you could help support the Hubs over winter by volunteering your time, please email: for more information.