COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

This is affecting us all at work and at home. We’re working hard to keep services running and focusing on the most critical. This means some services may be affected. For help, call 08085 834333.

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Community support

There is a range of support available for people who are self-isolating or struggling to cope during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) emergency.

However, if you need help in finding the right support, our contact number is 08085 834333.

If you know of a local community group that is already active and providing support that could be added to the map on this page, let us know using the online submission form.

If you are an organisation/business who want to offer support or an individual wanting to volunteer, read our guidance and complete our online offer of help form.

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Support with food

If you need urgent help with food due to COVID-19 call 08085 834 333 for support.

Operation Shield - next steps

Around 2.2 million extremely vulnerable people across England were identified as being at most risk from COVID-19 (Coronavirus) mainly because of an underlying severe health condition. These are people of all ages that have been advised to follow shielding guidance – known as Operation Shield.

A range of support was in place in Coventry to support the individuals included in the shielding programme that enabled people to self-isolate at home by providing a regular supply of essential food and medication (if appropriate).

Following the Government's announcement, Operation Shield will come to an end on 31 July 2020.

Find out more about what this means and what support continues to be available in Coventry: Operation Shield Support Service's next steps.

Support for rough sleepers

During the COVID-19 (coronavirus) emergency, all known rough sleepers and people using night shelters in Coventry had been offered accommodation. This includes those with No Recourse to Public Funds.

Coventry City Council’s Community Resilience team have assisted Langar Aid to secure two grants from Crisis (homeless charity) and the Heart of England Community Foundation that will assist them with feeding homeless people and families during the current pandemic

Langar Aid and As Suffa are both continuing their important work providing food to people who are homeless, isolated and vulnerable.

Map of community support services

This map can be used to find organisations supporting the Coventry citywide response.

To use this map zoom in to view the organisations operating in your area. Types of support available are shown as advice and support groups, mutual aid groups, emergency food, or food delivery.

View a larger version of the map in a separate window

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View a table of local support organisations and national helplines.

Please check with organisations directly for their most up to date opening hours.

 

Do you know of a local Community Support Group that could be added to the map above? Let us know using our online submission form or contact us at [email protected] with details.

Find out about funding opportunities for community groups responding to COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

Other information and support

AgeUK can be contacted to access a wide range of support for vulnerable people and communities in the city:

Telephone: 024 7623 1999. Available Monday - Friday 10am-3pm with a facility to record messages
Email: [email protected]

COVID-19 - your views needed

We are seeking to understand the impact has had on our communities and we want to hear from you. Please let us know your experiences during the pandemic by filling in one of these surveys.

 

 

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