Community Information Fair

Community Information Fair will take place on Friday 16th June 2017 from10.00am – 4.00pm Smithford Way, CV1 1FY (Outside Coventry Central Library)

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
Family Placement Service, Coventry City Council, Room 218, Civic Centre 1, Earl Street, CV1 5RS
Contact: Rachel Brown Tel: 024 7683 2828
Email: or
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.

Age UK Coventry
7 Warwick Row, CV1 1EX
Contact: Jayne Moore    Tel: 024 7623 1999   Email: 
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+.

Alzheimer’s Society
31 Barras Green, Coventry CV2 4LY
Contact: Helen Mansbridge    Tel: 024 7665 652 602  Mobile: 07484 075830  
Email:   Website:
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.

Belgrade Theatre
Belgrade Square, Coventry CV1 1GS Contact: Shaista Hussain    Tel: 024 7684 6715        
Email: Website:   f: BelgradeTheatreCoventry
 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.

Central England Lipreading Support Trust (CELST)
13 Jordan Close, Kenilworth  CV8 2AE
Contact: Christine Jackson    Email: Website:    f: Central England Lipreading Support Trust
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.

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust
Wayside House, Wilsons Lane, Coventry  CV6 6NY Contact: Tel: 024 7658 8848   Mobile: 07766 922855  
Email:   Website:
Leading NHS provider of community services in Coventry, mental health and learning disabilities services across Coventry, Warwickshire and Solihull.

Coventry Association for International Friendship
Contact: Linda Hiron   Tel: 024 7654 2909   Mobile: 07580 567672  
Email:   Website:   f: caif@caifers
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.

Coventry Irish Society
Coventry Point, Floor 3, Coventry Point, Coventry CV1 1EA Contact: Ciaran Davis    Tel: 024 7625 6629  
Email:   Website:
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.

Coventry Library Service
Central Library, Smithford Way, Coventry   CV1 1FY Contact: Rachel Perry    Tel: 024 7683 1681   Mobile: 07701 022925  
Email:   Website: f:  t:
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.

Coventry Recovery Partnership
CV31 1HW Contact: Natalie Duggan   Tel: 024 7663 0135   Mobile: 07473 766676
Email:   Website: f: https:/www.facebook-com/recoverypartnershipcovwarks/   t:
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.

Coventry Cyrenians Ltd
5th Floor, Coventry Point, Market Way, CV1 2HL
Contact: Jo Page
Tel: 024 7652 7887 Mobile: 07722663994
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.

Foleshill Women’s Training Centre
70-72 Elmsdale Avenue, Foleshill  CV6 6ES Contact: Tirth Hyare    Tel: 024 7663 7693    Mobile: 07833 990633  
Email: Website:     t: @FWTCov
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: Tel: 024 7622 0381
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.)

Myton Hospices
Myton Lane, Myton Road, Warwick  CV34 6PX Contact: Olivia Bowkill    Tel: 01926 838 879 ext 205    
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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.

One Voice Parents' Group
Contact Name       Kellie Jones                  

Email  – Website  – 
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.

Oral Health Promotion (Coventry Community Dental Service) 

The City of Culture Health Centre, 2 Stoney Stantion Road, Coventry CV1 4FS
Contact: Barbara McKellar    Tel: 024 7696 1556
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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.

Relate Coventry and Warwickshire
1110A Elliott Court, Coventry Business Park, Herald Avenue, Coventry CV5 6UB
 Contact: Mandy Boothe    Tel: 024 7622 5863  
Email: Website:
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.

SureCare Coventry and South Warwickshire
Contact: Tervinder Bhangal   Tel: 024 7509 2617  Mobile: 07584 355342  
Email:        Website:
SureCare Coventryand& 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.

United Nations Association Coventry Branch
176 Greendale Road, Coventry CV5 8AY
 Contact: Philip Brown    Tel: 024 7671 7275  
 Email:  Website:
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.

University of Warwick Centre for Lifelong Learning
Contact: Alex Harris   Tel: 024 7615 1155  
Email: Website:   f: University of Warwick Centre for Lifelong Learning   t: @CLLWarwick
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.

Valley House
Navigation Centre, 55-57 Bell Green Road, Coventry CV6 7GQ
Contact: Jayne Igoe   Tel: 024 7626 6280  
Email: Website:
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.

Voluntary Action Coventry
21 Warwick Road, Coventry CV1 2ES
Contact: June Liggins/David Rogers   Tel: 024 7622 0381
 Email:   Website:
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. 

Wild Earth
Contact: Alex Hampson    Tel: 024 7692 0025   Mobile: 07877 077857
Email:  Website:   f: WildEarthUK
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.

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