Community Information Fair

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Smithford Way

CV1 1FY

10:00am - 4:00pm

Positive Images Festival hosts the Community Information Fair as part of its festival celebrations.
The Fair is located in the heart of the City Centre and features 13 marquees with 26 stalls offering a great opportunity to find out about the work of local community groups and other public service organisations.  You will also be able to find out about the services they offer to the people of Coventry.

 

Organisations taking part

Adopt and Foster for Coventry

Coventry City Council needs more people to foster and adopt Coventry children. The Adopt and Foster for Coventry team would like to speak to anyone who is interested in helping us care for Coventry children by providing children with a safe, secure and nurturing home.

Contact: Rachel Brown | 0247 683 2828 | familyplacementservice@coventry.gov.uk or Rachel.brown@coventry.gov.uk                                                                                  
Website: www.coventry.gov.uk/fostering | Family Placement Service, Coventry City Council, Room 218, Civic Centre 1, Earl Street, CV1 5RS

Age UK Coventry

Age UK Coventry is the city’s leading charity for older people, providing a wide range of specialist services and products aimed at improving life for people over 50, to help make later life a more fulfilling and enjoyable experience. Last year we helped over 18,000 local people, many of whom sought assistance at those points in life when the right advice and support can make a significant difference to them and their families.  Our services are open to people aged 50+.

Contact: Jayne Moore | 0247 623 1999 | jayne.moore@ageukcoventry.org.uk 
Website: www.ageukcoventry.org.uk | 7 Warwick Row, CV1 1EX

Alzheimer’s Society

850,000 people live with dementia in the UK alone.  Alzheimer’s Society provides information and support for people with all forms of dementia and those who care for them. We run quality care services, fund research, advise professionals and campaign for improved health and social care and greater public understanding of dementia.

Contact: Helen Mansbridge | 0247 6656 52602 / 07484 075830 | coventry@alzheimers.org.uk  
Website: www.alzheimers.org.uk | 31 Barras Green, Coventry CV2 4LY

Belgrade Theatre

At the Belgrade, we create theatre in the belief that it can enrich our communities and fundamentally change people’s lives for the better.  We aim to be one of the most dynamic producing theatres in the country and to offer an exciting mix of entertaining and engaging live experiences.

Contact: Shaista Hussain | 0247 684 6715 | shussain@belgrade.co.uk                         
Website: www.belgrade.co.uk | Belgrade Square, Coventry CV1 1GS                        
Facebook: BelgradeTheatreCoventry

Central England Lipreading Support Trust (CELST)

CELST provides Lipreading courses for people with hearing loss in the Coventry and Warwickshire areas.  Lipreading is a skill that helps people cope with hearing loss, by teaching how to recognise lip shapes. Our courses teach coping strategies to aid communication and help prevent isolation.

Contact: Christine Jackson | info@celst.org.uk                                                               
Website: www.celst.org.uk | 13 Jordan Close, Kenilworth  CV8 2AE            
Facebook: Central England Lipreading Support Trust 

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust

Leading NHS provider of community services in Coventry, mental health and learning disabilities services across Coventry, Warwickshire and Solihull.

Contact: Ian Yates | 0247 658 8848 / 0776 692 2855 | ian.yates@covwarkpt.nhs.uk     
Website: www.covwarkpt.nhs.uk | Wayside House, Wilsons Lane, Coventry  CV6 6NY 

Coventry Association for International Friendship

C.A.I.F (Coventry Association for International Friendship) is a group of likeminded people who seek to promote peace, friendship and understanding.  We take part in exchange visits with similar groups abroad who have cultural links with Coventry.

Contact: Linda Hiron | 0247 654 2909 / 07580 567672 | caif@btinternet.com   
Website: www.caif.co.uk | Facebook: caif@caifers

Coventry Irish Society

The Coventry Irish Society (formerly known as ICARG) was set up in 1993 in response to a need to provide services to vulnerable members of the Irish community In Coventry. Our organisation has evolved to provide a wide range of services and a variety of cultural and heritage projects.

Contact: Ciaran Davis | 0247 625 6629 | cis@covirishsoc.org.uk                                   
Website: http://coventryirishsociety.co.uk/ | Coventry Point, Floor 3, Coventry Point, Coventry CV1 1EA

Coventry Library Service

Coventry Library Service offers a wide range of items to borrow and use in libraries, as well as computer,  Wi-Fi, printing, scanning and photocopying facilities.  Also spaces for individuals and groups to use.  We offer free regular events for all ages and interests, at all libraries across the city.

Contact: Rachel Perry | 0247 683 1681 / 0770 102 2925 | rachel.perry@coventry.gov.uk  
Website: www.coventry.gov.uk/libraries | Central Library, Smithford Way, Coventry   CV1 1FY
Facebook: www.facebook.com/covlibraries | Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/covlibraries

Coventry Recovery Partnership

We provide advice, support and treatment for adults in Coventry and Warwickshire who have been affected by alcohol or drugs.  Our project workers, recovery champions and volunteers are trained to provide a wide range of support whether 1 to 1 or in a group session for you or your family.

Contact: Natalie Duggan | 0247 663 0135 / 0747 376 6676 | Natalie.Duggan@addiction.org.uk
Website: http://www.cw-recovery.org.uk/ | Facebook: recoverypartnershipcovwarks | Twitter: CoventryTRP

Coventry Cyrenians Ltd

Cyrenians provide a comprehensive range of high quality services to homeless and vulnerably housed people in Coventry and Warwickshire, with the aim of improving their quality of life and to empower them to live as independently as possible.

Contact: Jo Page | 0247 652 7887 / 0772 266 3994 | jo.page@coventrycyrenians.org
Website: http://www.coventrycyrenians.co.uk/ | 5th Floor, Coventry Point, Market Way, CV1 2HL

Foleshill Women’s Training Centre

To ensure that all women in Coventry and it surrounding areas, regardless of religious and cultural backgrounds are able to successfully fulfil their ambitions and achieve their social, heath and economic aspirations.

Contact: Tirth Hyare | 0247 663 7693 / 0783 399 0633 | Tirth.Hyare@fwt.org.uk           
Website: http://www.fwt.org.uk/ | 70-72 Elmsdale Avenue, Foleshill, CV6 6ES
Twitter: FWTCov

Healthwatch

Healthwatch argues for the interests of all who use health and social care services in Coventry.  We aim to give local people  a powerful voice – making sure that views and experiences are heard by those who run, plan and regulate health and social care services.  We are independent of these services (such as hospitals and GPs.)

Contact: 0247 622 0381 | yoursay@healthwatchcoventry.co.uk
Website: http://www.healthwatchcoventry.co.uk/ | CV1 2ES

Myton Hospices

The Myton Hospices provides high quality, specialist care to people in the area of Coventry and Warwickshire, with life limiting conditions.  We aim to meet their physical, psychological, spiritual and social needs  and ensure their families are supported.   We are also committed to training, supporting and encouraging other care providers to practice good palliative care.

Contact: Olivia Bowkill | 0192 683 8879 ext 205 | Olivia.bowskill@mytonhospice.org 
Myton Lane, Myton Road, Warwick  CV34 6PX | 

Facebook: MytonHospices | Twitter: MytonHospices 

One Voice Parents' Group

We are a group of parents of children with disabilities who have joined together to try to make a difference by helping to influence and shape services for disabled children in Coventry.
The Group was formed as part of the Aiming High for Disabled Children transformation programme and is part of a National Network of Parent Carer Forums.

Contact: Kellie Jones | onevoicegroup@btinternet.com                                            Website: www.onevoicecoventry.co.uk 

Oral Health Promotion (Coventry Community Dental Service) 

The Oral Health Promotion Team attend National and local health events/ campaigns to promote the importance of good health care.  They deliver evidence-based oral health education to the following groups: Under 5’s Settings, Schools and Colleges; Health Professionals and Carers; and Special Needs/Vulnerable People/Mental Health/Older Persons.

Contact: Barbara McKellar | 0247 696 1556
The City of Culture Health Centre, 2 Stoney Stantion Road, Coventry CV1 4FS

Facebook: CWPTCommunityDentalServiceandOralHealth
Twitter: CWPT_OralHealth 

Relate Coventry and Warwickshire

Relate provides counselling and relationship support for individuals, couples, families and children and young people.  We also provide Education and Learning programmes for professionals and the public including Basic Counselling Skills courses and support groups for separated parents.

Contact: Mandy Boothe | 0247 622 5863 | mandy.boothe@relatecoventry.org           
Website: http://www.relatecoventry.org/ | 1110A Elliott Court, Coventry Business Park, Herald Avenue, Coventry CV5 6UB

SureCare Coventry and South Warwickshire

SureCare Coventry and & South Warwickshire support adults and children to live the life they choose by providing support services in the home and community. We provide a wide range of services from personal care, medication support, housekeeping, companionship to live-in companionship.

Contact: Tervinder Bhangal | 0247 509 2617 / 0758 435 5342 | Tervinder@surecarecoventry.co.uk
Website: www.surecare.co.uk

United Nations Association Coventry Branch

The United Nations Association organises  a wide range of events that allow experts to share their knowledge of international affairs and where the people of Coventry can ask questions and share their views.  We also organise a wide range of other programmes including the Schools Peace and Justice Forum.

Contact: Philip Brown | Tel: 0247 671 7275 | philip@unacov.uk                   
Website: http://www.unacov.uk/ | 176 Greendale Road, Coventry CV5 8AY

University of Warwick Centre for Lifelong Learning

We offer people, who have been out of education for a period of time, and in some cases who may not have any formal qualifications, the chance to study.  Try our free Gateway to Higher Education access course, or choose from short courses to PHDs.

Contact: Alex Harris | 0247 615 1155 | a.harris5@warwick.ac.uk                                
Website: www2.warwick.ac.uk/study/cll/                                                             
Facebook: University of Warwick Centre for Lifelong Learning | Twitter: CLLWarwick

Valley House

Valley House is a multi-service charity providing Supported Accommodation and Floating Support to teenage parents and victims of domestic violence and abuse.  Youth and Community Services, Counselling and Support service and children and young people’s services including a Nursery that provides full day care for pre-school children.

Contact: Jayne Igoe | 0247 626 6280 | info@valleyhouse.org.uk                        
Website: www.valleyhouse.org | Navigation Centre, 55-57 Bell Green Road, Coventry CV6 7GQ

Voluntary Action Coventry

 

We advocate for voluntary and community groups helping to develop diverse communities in the city. We promote, facilitate and develop volunteering in Coventry and recognise the contribution of individuals and volunteers to communities. 

Contact: June Liggins/David Rogers | 0247 622 0381 | j.liggins@vacoventry.org.uk  
Website: http://www.vacoventry.org.uk/ | 21 Warwick Road, Coventry CV1 2ES

Wild Earth

Wild Earth is committed to connecting people with nature.  We work with children and young people, families and communities to gain more confidence and skills, better mental health and life outcomes.

Contact: Alex Hampson | 0247 692 0025 / 0787 707 7857 | info@wild-earth.org.uk 
Website: http://www.wild-earth.org.uk/ | Facebook: WildEarthUK

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