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Health and social care news

Broad Park House

Broad Park House to celebrate 50 years on 31 October

Published on Wednesday, 18 October 2017

A Coventry residential centre for children with learning disabilities is about to turn 50 – and old friends are being invited back to join the celebrations.

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Art on the buses highlights mental health

Published on Tuesday, 10 October 2017

A visiting artist supported Coventry’s mental health festival by creating charcoal drawings on free newspapers and leaving them for other bus passengers to enjoy.

Heatwave advice for city residents

Published on Friday, 16 June 2017

With temperatures set to soar over the next few days and the Met Office predicting ‘heat wave conditions,’ people are being urged to look out for the vulnerable.

Coventry Social Workers celebrate World Social Work Day

Published on Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Coventry Social Workers are celebrating World Social Work Day by reaffirming what social work means to them.

Gen2Gen Digital Skills

Digital volunteers offer tips for older internet users

Published on Wednesday, 08 March 2017

A scheme run by the Council’s library services and Coventry University which helps older people make better use of social and digital media is going from strength to strength.

Council to ensure health and care decisions are scrutinised

Published on Tuesday, 24 January 2017

A leading Councillor is reassuring residents the Council will make sure decisions on the future of health provision in Coventry are fully scrutinised.

Social enterprise partners outside Positive Outlook clothing store in Fargo Village

City awarded social enterprise status

Published on Wednesday, 07 December 2016

Coventry has won national recognition as a thriving centre of social enterprise thanks to the efforts of Coventry University, Coventry City Council and other organisations.

Jackie taylor health visitor with karolina marek and baby amelia ff2

Where will your baby sleep tonight?

Published on Thursday, 17 November 2016

We are all aware that drinking affects our judgement hence we do not drink and drive. Similarly, it affects our ability to look after children.

St John's Ambulance

Alcohol Awareness week comes to Coventry

Published on Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Coventry City Council will be joining St John Ambulance during their night shift as part of Alcohol Awareness week in Coventry.

Call for reassurances on hospital fire safety problems

Published on Wednesday, 14 September 2016

A senior councillor is calling on Skanska to provide reassurances following the news that the University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire has insufficient fire protection.

New services from Coventry Health Visiting

Published on Friday, 29 July 2016

From 25 July 2016 the Coventry Health Visiting service will be providing an evening helpline for parents and carers of babies and pre-school children who live in the city.


Hand Hygiene Torch Tour stops in Coventry

Published on Monday, 11 July 2016

The Infection Prevention Society (IPS) Hand Hygiene Torch paid a visit to Coventry City Council’s Lord Mayor last week to help raise awareness of hand hygiene.

Healthy Walks

Get healthy for summer

Published on Thursday, 05 May 2016

Coventry Healthy Walks is supporting National Walking Month by offering free, friendly health walks throughout May.

Work goes on to reduce health inequalities

Published on Tuesday, 22 March 2016

An award-winning programme to reduce health inequalities is to continue in Coventry.

Sky Blues' stars sign the pledge

Pledge appeal helping to combat child sexual exploitation

Published on Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Coventry City players are among dozens of people getting behind a city-wide pledge to help spot and report the signs of child sexual exploitation.

Micky Gynn joins calls for Health Checks

FA Cup memories inspire health campaign

Published on Thursday, 03 March 2016

A short film capturing memories of the Sky Blues’ thrilling 1987 FA cup victory has launched on social media as part of a campaign to promote free NHS Health Checks to those aged between 40 and 74.

Housing with Care plans to be discussed

Published on Thursday, 17 December 2015

Four Housing with Care schemes are set to cease providing care and support as part of plans to improve accommodation for older people in Coventry.

Interactive film focuses on child sexual exploitation

Published on Friday, 11 December 2015

A new interactive online film, where viewers choose what happens next, is the latest addition to a campaign to raise awareness of child sexual exploitation (CSE) across the West Midlands. 


First city to trial access app for disabled people

Published on Thursday, 10 December 2015

More organisations are joining forces in Coventry to test out a new app which gives people with a disability the choice to get assistance and plan on the go when visiting the city.

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