A new venue has joined the Warm and Welcome Spaces Initiative in East Renfrewshire.

The Community Hub has been working with East Renfrewshire Council and various organisations across the local area to create a network of free, friendly, safe spaces where people can connect with others, join in hobby activities, access support services or get information.

In a further addition to the initiative's offering, volunteers will be operating a café at Eastwood Health and Care Centre, in Drumby Crescent, on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10am to 2pm throughout the remainder of the winter.

The Brew Crew will be serving free hot drinks and snacks to members of the community.

A post on the council's social media pages states: "The café at the centre closed during the pandemic, so this is a welcome return to activity there.

"Funding is provided by the Scottish Government and managed by East Renfrewshire Council.

"Libraries, leisure centres, churches and halls are already providing a warm welcome to residents.

"Many spaces offer free internet access, computers or charging points for those needing a friendly workplace space."

Among the 34 venues taking part in the initiative are the council's ten libraries.

Its three leisure centres - Barrhead Foundry, Eastwood Park and Neilston Leisure - also offer a warm and welcoming space for the public to access during opening hours.

To find out more about the initiative, visit https://orlo.uk/6qwD4.