Serial homelessness is common in young people, with ‘sofa surfing’ at friends’ houses hiding the true extent of the problem and limiting access to statutory support. We are a youth homelessness prevention and crisis relief charity that offers emotional and practical for young people aged 16-25 based in Coventry city centre who are homeless, at risk of homelessness or worried about their housing situation. All of our activities are provided free of charge to young people and are aimed at supporting young people to obtain and maintain tenancies. The young people ‘opt in’ to use our services and engage as much or as little as they choose. At Bardsley, we value the views of our young people and aim to adapt the support services we offer to meet their needs. - For more information please visit: www.Bardsleyyouth.org of find us on Facebook and Instagram @BardsleyYouthProject
Our services include:
Bardsley Youth Project,
Hill Top, Coventry
The British Red Cross is part of the world’s largest humanitarian network, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. We work with the International Committee of the Red Cross, as well as the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to help people in crisis all around the world. Although we are widely recognised for our involvement in responding to international emergencies, conflicts and disasters, the British Red Cross
also helps millions of people in the UK every year. Across the country, on any given day, our volunteers and staff could help someone returning home from hospital, a family who has been evacuated from their burning home, or a young refugee who has just arrived in the UK. We believe that the power of kindness will help us achieve our vision of a world where everyone gets the help they need in a crisis.
Our services locally include Emergency Response: helping communities prepare for, respond to and recover from crises providing emotional and practical support during an emergency, Refugee Support and International Family Tracing: helping those settling into the UK including giving emergency food and clothing to casework support and reuniting families separated by conflict, Independent Living: offering short-term support to someone at home after a stay in hospital including providing mobility aids and other equipment.
Contact: British Red Cross
Bradbury House, Wheler Road, Seven Stars Industrial Estate, Coventry
Post code: CV3 4LB
The Coventry Adult Education Service offers courses to Coventry residents predominantly over the age of 19 years, these range from Essential Skills such as Maths and English, ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages), courses for leisure - ICT and Computer courses, Sport and Fitness, Dance, Music, Arts and Crafts, Fabric Crafts and Dressmaking, Languages including British Sign Language.
We also offer accredited courses such as GCSE Maths and English and Childcare and Early Years Awards and Diplomas. We have a growing range of courses on our Study Programme for 16-19 year olds as well as offering Apprenticeships in Business Admin, Leadership and Management, Early Years and Teaching Assistants and Health and Social Care.
Most courses are offered in venues across the City, but a few are taught online. If you are interested in any of our courses, and would like to speak to someone, then please come to our marquee, we will be happy to advise.
Please go to www.coventry.gov.uk/adulted to see our full range of courses or ring 024 7697 5200 for further information.
The Coventry Association for International Friendship is a people to people organisation that promotes peace and understanding both in Coventry and in its twin and friendship towns and cities.
Coventry Freemen are unique, as to become a Freeman is only by completing an indentured apprenticeship within Coventry. The original guilds were created in the 14th Century. Come and visit our stall for information about our membership, the Guild’s history and our charitable activities. On sale will be our historical colouring books - Coventry’s Guildhall, and Coventry’s Medieval Story.
Contact: Peter Wilford
Telephone: 024 7644 3733 Mobile: 07810 77128 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Coventry Libraries has some for everyone, books, e-books, e-newspapers and events for all ages, and in different languages. Get your free library card and book gift, as well as a taste of what is on offer both in your local library and online with e-resources and online services.
For more than 30 years the Centre for Lifelong Learning has been a centre of expertise in the education of lifelong learners in different contexts, with a focus on enabling adult learners to achieve their personal and professional goals by accessing a Warwick education, irrespective of background.
Our courses include:
You may be eligible to receive funding for your study.
For more information, please visit https://warwick.ac.uk/cll
Centre for Lifelong Learning, University of Warwick
WCE 0.6, Centre for Lifelong Learning, Westwood Campus, Uni of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 8UW
Contact Number (Mobile/ Telephone) 02476151155
Healthwatch Coventry is your local health and social care champion. If you need information or you’re ready to tell your story – we’re here to listen.
You can add to the picture of what works well and what should change in NHS or social care.
We can also help you to get the information you need to use local health and social care services through our information helpline. We help you to know what should happen and can signpost to support and help.
Contact: 0247 622 0381 | email@example.com
27-29 Trinity Street
Coventry CV1 1FJ
Coventry Irish Society is an organisation which works predominantly with older Irish people with a specific target to support the vulnerable Irish. Our overall aim is to alleviate poverty, improve health and address social isolation in our local Irish community.
The Society Provides a wide range of health and welfare advice, information and support to the Irish community including specialist advice such as Irish Pensions. Irish Passports and services to Irish Survivors and Irish Travellers.
We complete a broad range of health and welfare benefit and housing applications for clients including home visits and outreach work where necessary.
We organise a variety of Befriending Groups with the intention of enabling access to health and well-being information, advice, and services.
We run a half day per week Dementia support service.
We organise a variety of cultural and social events including a St. Patrick's Day Festival and promoting a positive sense of Irish identity and to celebrate Irish culture and heritage.
Coventry Irish Society
2nd Floor Eaton House
1 Eaton Road
Contact Name Simon McCarthy
The Highlife Centre Ltd is a growing and reputable organisation serving beneficiaries in Coventry, Warwickshire and West Midlands. The YV (Youth Vision) Official Leadership Network work with young people aged 12 to 24 years old, to equip them with leadership skills that empower them to articulate their voices across various media, create a sea-change of youth leadership in local civics, social activism and entrepreneurship, become role models and an inspiration to the younger generation. The WAVA Hall is a social enterprise based in Coventry, and a sustainable arm of the Highlife Centre charity, which is committed to enabling people to become confident and productive in their communities to aspire and achieve their full potential.
The Highlife Centre
Contact Person Shabana Sarguro
31 Barras Green, CV2 4LY, Coventry
Contact Number Mobile 07557278313
Our service currently runs on a Monday and Tuesday 11.00am – 3.00pm supporting black elders in the community who are socially isolated, vulnerable and lonely (but not just for those faced with these situations). We have good conversations and provide practical help and support. We promote the benefits of Health, Wellbeing and practical activities from candle and card making, mosaic design, painting and many others, to stimulate both mental and physical wellness. We will be selling products made by the service users along with some Hope in Unity canvas bags that will enable you to carry away the products purchased on the day, all for a small cost.
Hope in Unity – Our service operates from
Ansty Road United Reformed Church
210 Ansty Road
Contact Name Evadne Headley
Mobile 0796 843 8097
World on a Plate is an exciting social enterprise created and run by the Coventry Refugee and Migrant Centre. Our purpose is to encourage multicultural learning and integration through the medium of food, while providing employment and entrepreneurial opportunities for refugees and migrants in Coventry. We offer catering services, regular supper clubs as well as participating in events and festivals.
World on a Plate,
Coventry Refugee and Migrant Centre.
Norton House, Bird Street, Coventry.
Contact Name Victor Iringere
Telephone 024 7622 7254
Stall to promote sessions and activities taking place at WATCH and Hillz FM community radio stations.
Watch is open Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 5.000pm
Skillz with Hillz (Radio Training) – Tuesdays and Fridays 10am – 12pm
Volunteer Info Sessions – Wednesdays 9:30am – 10:30am
Young Hillz Youth Club – Wednesdays 3:30pm – 5:30pm
Job Club – Thursdays 10am – 12pm
Young Hillz Radio Training – Thursdays 3:30pm – 5:30pm
Conversational ESOL – Fridays 9:30am – 10:30am
We help people held back by poverty, exploited, abused, dealing with addiction or mental health problems, caught up in crime or a combination of these issues and others. We show people there is a way to build a better future – for themselves and those they care about – and help them create this through support, advice and training.
Working in custody and in the community, our peer-led approach underlines this work and is borne out by the fact that many of the team have first hand experience.
We offer services across the Midlands helping people overcome barriers and access the services they need to progress their st-hand experience of the issues facing the clients they are supporting.
St Giles Trust
3 Castle Yard
Contact Name: Jade Hibbert
Telephone: 07581 391 340
Mobile: 07581 391 340
In Warwickshire, we have a number of exciting community led projects which we are looking to expand through the recruitment of volunteers. These include Connect+Go, Grandmentors, ESOL classes and more. These great initiatives help numerous people throughout the community – young people who need mentorship, isolated people who need community transport, refugees and asylum seekers who are learning English, and many, many more!
36 Holloway Circus
B1 1EQ (Project based in Nuneaton, CV11 5LS)
Contact Name Jamie Din
Telephone 07377 692338
Mobile 07377 692338
Creative Kindness will be running an on-going workshop in the Positive Images Marquee on the day from 10.00am to 4.00pm as part of the 10,000 Stars for Coventry Project.
Contact: Shirley Harper, Creative Kindness.