Support for Refugees and Newly Arrived Communities

Coventry has a wide range of organisations which provide support for Refugees and Newly Arrived Communities. Below is a list of organisations and services which you may find useful. Coventry City Council also has a Customer Service Centre on Broadgate Square, where advice and help can be sought on a wide range of issues including Housing Benefits, Housing, Council Tax and Social Care. More information can be found on the Customer Service Centre page.

List of organisations and services

Organisation name

Address and contact number

Brief description of services

Coventry Refugee and Migrant Centre

15 Bishop Street, Coventry, West Midlands CV1 1HU

024 7622 7254

Advice and advocacy: asylum and immigration issues, problems with benefits, money, housing.

Advocacy including applications for European nationals and family members of European nationals, Children's, Art Therapy, ESOL

Coventry Law Centre

Oakwood House, St Patrick's Road Entrance, Coventry, CV1 2HL

024 7666 4616

Free legal advice and representation. Specialise in the following areas of law: Community Care, Discrimination, Employment, Family, Housing, Immigration and Asylum, Money and Debt, Public Law and Welfare Benefits.

Coventry Citizens Advice

Kirby House,
Little Park Street,

Advice line open Monday Friday 10am - 4pm: 0800 144 8848

Impartial advice and support on a wide range of issues.

A number of projects including debt advice, saving money on energy bills, support for finding employment and training, housing and healthcare. 

Coventry Asylum and Refugee Action Group

C/O Peace House

311 Stoney Stanton Road, Coventry CV6 5DS

024 7666 4616

Community group run by asylum seekers, refugees, and volunteers. Weekly meetings to discuss a range of issues including accommodation, health care, legal aid, education, and shared experiences.

Foleshill Women's Training

70-72 Elmsdale Avenue, Coventry, West Midlands CV6 6ES

024 7663 7693

Education, training, healthcare and employment support for women in Coventry. Regular English, Maths and IT classes available, with on-site crèche facilities.

Joining Communities Together

7 Lamb Street, Coventry, CV1 4AE

07513 812766

Mon, Tues, Wed & Fri 9:30am – 4pm
Thurs – Telephone service only

Support groups, skills classes, drop-in services for those in need, community cafe

The Roma Project

Based at Coventry Law Centre

Oakwood House, St Patrick's Road Entrance, Coventry, CV1 2HL

07722 555 899

Support for members of the Roma community in Coventry.

Carriers of Hope

Based at Hillfields Evangelical Baptist Church, Waterloo Street, Coventry, CV1 5JS, Tuesdays 9am - 10.30am

General enquiries: Sue Sampson

024 7645 6356

Baby equipment: Katie Wilson, 07809 367 517

Furniture project: Catherine Norrish, 07939 437 159

Home visits, welcome baby bag visits, support with food, clothing and baby items. Furniture project also available.

City of Sanctuary

Craig Muir

024 7626 4264


Bringing together 78 organisations across Coventry who are committed to welcome and support those seeking sanctuary in our city.


Refugees support: St Peter's Centre, Charles Street, Hillfields, Coventry, CV1 5NP

Fridays 9am - 2pm

0121 766 5444



Emergency food, clothes and small amounts of money for those facing severe hardship.

St Francis Church


Links Road,

07799 724908

Free English language classes for new starters, beginners and improvers. ESOL also provided for a small charge per session.

Work club available Monday - Friday offering help and support for finding employment