Community Information Fair

Events

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

Alzheimer’s Society

Alzheimer’s Society in Coventry offers a range of support services for people living with dementia and those who support them. These include: A one to one information and support service aimed at helping people affected by dementia to live well with the condition; A range of groups, including peer support, carer education, a dementia café and singing for the brain: Side by Side - where volunteers support people to keep doing the things that they enjoy.

Contact: 024 7665 2602 | [email protected]
Facebook: facebook.com/alzheimerssocietyuk | Twitter: twitter.com/alzheimerssoc
Website: www.alzheimers.org.uk | 31 Barras Green, Coventry CV2 4LY

Barnardo’s Children’s Rights Services
 

Barnardo's Coventry and Warwickshire Service are recruiting members of the community to become Supported Lodgings hosts to provide a safe caring environment within their home to allow young care leavers the opportunity to acquire the key skills they need before they move on to live independently. We are also looking for volunteers to become independent visitors to befriend young children in care.

Contact: Michael Spillane | 024 7637 2596/07798 656562
Email: [email protected] Website:  www.barnardos.org.uk

Unit8, Albion Court, 92 Attleborough Road,  Nuneaton CV11 4JJ

Building Bridges Project (A partnership of 6 organizations) 

The Building Bridges project is a two-year initiative which priority is to bring all communities together by supporting, participating and investing in the skills, the assets and the cultural background that each individual has. Implemented by Coventry City Council, Positive Youth Foundation, Church of Assisi, Coventry Refugee and Migrant Centre, Foleshill Women's Training and West Midlands Police.

Contact: Antzelina Katsi                                
Email: [email protected]  Mobile: 07739 624 640  
f:   Building Bridges Coventry  t: @bridges_cov  

Centre for Lifelong Learning, University of Warwick

Current students from the University of Warwick’s lifelong learning programmes will be talking to Festival attendees and answering their questions about opportunities for local adults who may not have formal qualifcations but are considering returning to study. Pop along and meet them, and start creating your Warwick story.

Contact: Natalie A McGreevy | 024 7615 1155 
Email: [email protected] | Website: https://warwick.ac.uk/study/cll/
Westwood Campus, The University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL

Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations

MiFriendly Cities is all about using innovation and creativity to harness the power of our diverse communities! Our grassroots project brings together refugees, migrants and the wider community to learn new skills, test new ideas and become more empowered – creating truly ‘Migration Friendly’ cities. Funded by the EU’s Urban Innovative Actions initiative.

Contact: Katharine Jones                                   
Telephone: 024 7765 1182
Email: [email protected]    Website: https://www.coventry.ac.uk/research/areas-of-research/trust-peace-social-relations

Coventry University CV1 2TL

Coventry Association for International Friendship

We are a group of like-minded 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 | [email protected]   
Website: www.caif.co.uk | Facebook: [email protected]

Coventry Adult Education Service

We run hundreds of exciting courses in 25 venues across Coventry including: accredited courses in ESOL, English, Maths, Childcare, Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools, Accounting & Bookkeeping, First Aid and ICT; Apprenticeships; Family Learning courses; Community Learning courses, for example in Dance, Fitness, Photography, Craft, ICT, Languages and Music.

Contact: Jackie Bray | 024 7678 7978 | [email protected]
Facebook: www.facebook.com/covadulted | Website: www.coventry.gov.uk/adulted 
Southfields Old School, South Street, Coventry CV1 5EJ

Coventry and Warwickshire CDA (ACCELERATE)

Accelerate is a free employability programme for people in the Coventry and Warwickshire areas who are 19+, not working  or in higher education and have the right to live and work in the UK.  We provide dedicated one-to-one support and have access  to courses, training and volunteering opportunities across the district.

Contact: Kate Henderson    Telephone: 024 76 66911  Mobile: 07947 618987
Email: [email protected]   Website: www.accelerate.org.uk

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust

Our Integrated Sexual Health Service can help you with care and advice on sexually transmitted infections and contraception in Coventry. All services are completely free and confidential, including for under 16s. Services offered include clinic based appointments and drop in, outreach services out in the community and fully comprehensive HIV care. At the event we will be offering free condoms through the C-Card scheme and Chlamydia testing for under 25 year olds..

Contact: Gurpreet Kaur Nandra | 0300 020 0001 option 1 | Email: [email protected]     
Website: www.covwarkpt.nhs.uk | Wayside House, Wilsons Lane, Coventry  CV6 6NY

f:      Integrated Sexual Health     t:     @CWPT_CovISHS 

Coventry Cyrenians Ltd

Coventry Cyrenians provide individualised support to promote and enhance the life chances of people in Coventry and Warwickshire who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness, and empower them to live as independently as possible. The traditional view of homelessness has tended to focus on negative stereotypes. At Coventry Cyrenians we view our role as helping people to rebuild their lives.

Contact: Jo Page | 0247 652 7887 / 0772 266 3994 | [email protected]
Website: http://www.coventrycyrenians.co.uk/ | 5th Floor, Coventry Point, Market Way, CV1 2HL

 

Coventry Freeman’s Guild

The Guild increases the profile of the value of apprenticeships and raises funds for local charities and organisations. Coventry Freemen/Women have all served apprenticeship and come from various trades and professions.  Could you become a Freeman and join the Guild?  Visit our stand to find out.

Contact:  Peter Wilford
Telephone: 024 7644 3733   Mobile: 07810 77128   Email: [email protected]

Coventry Independent Advice Service

People in our city are struggling to make ends meet.  Right now, some are having  to choose between paying bills or feeding themselves and their children. Many are finding it hard to pay essential bills, like gas and electricity. They may have a disability, be in low-paid insecure jobs or be caring for a relative.   They may have experienced a crisis. They might be just like you.  Coventry Independent Advice Service provides independent  advice and information  on welfare benefits  and debt/money problems.  We work in communities across the city, delivering our service  from libraries. Family Hubs  and other community buildings.

Contact: Tina Prashar- Malley
Telephone: 024 7652 1100   Email: [email protected]
website: www.covadvice.org.uk

Coventry Library Service

Libraries across the city with comfortable community spaces where you can browse, read and study for free. Books in many languages and access to ESOL and citizenship resources, as well as magazines and newspapers. Free internet and computer use. Online services and free e-books at your fingertips.

Contact: 024 7683 2314
Website: www.coventry.gov.uk/libraries | Central Library, Smithford Way, Coventry   CV1 1FY
Facebook: www.facebook.com/covlibraries | Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/covlibraries

FWT - a centre for women

To enable and empower women from Coventry and the surrounding areas to take control of their lives and move forward with our Social, Health and Economic projects. Education, training, health and employment support. Culturally sensitive, women only and with language support. Creche available.

Opening times: Monday - Friday 9.00am - 3.00pm

Contact: Faye Pettitt |024 7663 7693/07340 540659 | [email protected]
Website: www.fwt.org.uk | Facebook: www.facebook.com/FWTCov
70-72 Elmsdale Avenue, Foleshill, Coventry CV6 6ES

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 all these services (such as hospitals and GPs).

Contact: 0247 622 0381 | [email protected]
Website: http://www.healthwatchcoventry.co.uk/ 
29 Warwick Road, Coventry CV1 2ES

Rotary Clubs of Coventry, Coventry Breakfast and Coventry Jubilee

Rotary is a long-established organisation, with clubs if every town and city throughout the world. Our motto is: “Service Above Self”. We involve ourselves in community projects and fund-raising activities for local and international charities. Our highest-profile event in Coventry is Santa’s Sleigh. Take a closer look!

Contact:   John Young  Telephone: 0116 220 3757 Mobile: 07880 742 048                          
Email:  [email protected]

Voluntary Action Coventry

Voluntary Action Coventry exists to increase and better support social action and community resilience in Coventry; strengthening communities and improving quality of life for residents in the city. We strive to create an environment that enables individuals and communities to overcome barriers and disadvantage and to progress positively to independence.

Contact: Marian McGowan | 024 7622 0381 | [email protected]
Facebook: facebook.com/Voluntary-Action-Coventry | Twitter: https://twitter.com/VACoventry
27-29 Trinity Street, Coventry CV1 1FJ

Warwickshire Wildlife Trust

Warwickshire Wildlife Trust aims to protect and enhance wildlife, natural habitats and geology throughout Coventry, Warwickshire and Solihull. We want to share the wildlife and heritage wonders of the River Sherbourne, which flows through the heart of Coventry, with everyone and show people how they can look after their rivers. 

Contact:   Anna Squires    Telephone: 02476 302912  Mobile: 07956 993413
Email: [email protected]
Website - http://www.warwickshirewildlifetrust.org.uk/  
f:            https://www.facebook.com/WarwickshireWT/  
 

 

 

Download the latest: Community Information Fair Leaflet 2019