Credit: WSJ

Thousands of residents both locally and across the UK are still without heating or electricity, due to Storm Arwen, which badly affected roads and power lines.

If you or someone you know is still in need during this time, here are a few places that are open to help with giving out hot food, drinks, or even just a place to charge up your phone or tablet.

Sites you can visit:

Emmaville Lounge
36a Emmaville, Ryton, NE40 3PR

Open daily 10am to 4pm

Winlaton Community Centre
North St, Winlaton, Blaydon NE21 6BY

Open Friday 9am to 7pm, Saturday 9am to 1pm, Monday 9am to 8pm and Tuesday 9am to 8pm

Blaydon Youth and Community Centre
Shibdon Road, Blaydon-on-Tyne NE21 5QE

Open Friday 9am to 9.30pm, Saturday 1 to 6.30pm, and  Sunday 12noon to 6.30pm

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