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A Message From Coventry Refugee and Migrant Centre

Coventry Refugee and Migrant Centre, along with its partners and friends, would like to speak to Coventry residents to ask for their warmth and generosity in donating any spare accommodation they may have to support Ukrainian refugees. Over this past year, the world has been a witness to what in no doubt will be considered some of history’s worst humanitarian crises, firstly Afghanistan and now Ukraine. We are witnessing some […]


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Lateral Flow Test sites in Coventry to close

Lateral Flow Test sites have been operating in the city for the last 15 months, but with current funding from the Department of Health and Social Care coming to an end, alongside a reduction in demand for supervised tests, all sites will close. Overseen by trained non-clinicians, asymptomatic testing began as a small pilot centred around 450 Coventry City Council staff at Whitley Depot, before being made available to all […]


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New children’s home to help young people with disabilities

Councillors have approved plans to create a new home in the city for children who are looked after by the authority and have a disability. Currently any child with a disability has to live outside Coventry because there is no appropriate home within the city boundary, following the closure of a privately run home. There is a national shortage of homes for children with disabilities and councillors said there was […]


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War Memorial Park café outlets to close for refurbishment

The two cafes at War Memorial Park will be closing from 12 January for approximately 3 months while they undergo a refurbishment. The two cafes, located inside the Visitor Centre and near the tennis courts, will be refurbished and modernised, allowing for takeaways and outdoor seating. An ice cream kiosk is also set to be installed and operated during the summer months. Whilst the upgrade goes ahead, the team at […]


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Police Enter 4th Day Of Stand Off At A Coventry Home

A Coventry man continues to barricade himself in his home for a fourth day in Earlsdon today (12 Jan). The 41-year-old has his eight-year-old son with him in the ground floor flat and is believed to be armed with weapons. Armed response officers remain outside the property and specialist negotiators are continuing to speak to the man in an effort to bring the situation to a safe conclusion. The impact […]


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Tackling homelessness and turning lives around

Housing in Coventry that provides supported temporary accommodation for single homeless people with complex needs, like mental health issues and addictions, is helping residents achieve positive results. The Council provides accommodation which is helping people break the cycle of living in unsettled accommodation providing extra staffing to help service users with regular supervision and maintenances checks. Properties like the one at Holyhead Road provides a much more supportive environment for people […]


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£624,000 of funding awarded to Coventry to build 2022 Commonwealth Games legacy

Sport England has announced £624,624 of new funding for Coventry as part of its wider investment into the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. The aim of the funding is to tackle inactivity in local communities and engage underrepresented groups, such as people on lower incomes and disabled people - a core part of Sport England’s 10-year strategy, Uniting the Movement. The National Lottery-funded investment has been awarded to Coventry City Council […]


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Children and Young People Welcomed To Use New Mental Health Services in Coventry.

Coventry have just announced a new digital counselling and support service for young people and children called Kooth. Kooth is available for those aged 11-25 and is free to use. This service is a safe, confidential and anonymous way for all young people across Coventry to access emotional well-being and early intervention mental health support. This project was funded jointly between City Council and Coventry and Rugby Clinical Commissioning Group […]