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Wave inside

The Wave officially opens on Monday 21 October

Published on Tuesday, 01 October 2019 in Coventry - European City of Sport 2019 news

Monday 21 October sees the official opening of the Wave’s waterpark.

Flu season

Staying ahead of cold and flu season

Published on Friday, 11 October 2019 in Health and wellbeing news

With flu season ahead, residents across Coventry and Warwickshire are being urged to think about how cold weather and winter viruses may affect them, vulnerable family members and neighbours.

Housing First

Housing First helps its first clients

Published on Thursday, 10 October 2019 in Housing news

A national project being piloted in Coventry and across the West Midlands region, helping people who are homeless and rough sleeping, is beginning to make an impact in the city.

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Sarah Gristwood, Coventry City Council; Ian Bowes and Adrian Davidson, Watkin Jones; Denise Bird, Finham library; Alison Fox, Cheylesmore library; Ann Wheatley, Earlsdon library;

Local Developer Watkin Jones supporting the community

Published on Thursday, 10 October 2019 in Community and living news

Three city community libraries have been awarded a total of £1,000 to support their work by a local developer.

The innovation of the Council’s Through Care team has seen them shortlisted in the prestigious Social Work Awards.

Through Care heads for awards glory

Published on Wednesday, 09 October 2019 in Children and families news

The innovation of the Council’s Through Care team has seen them shortlisted in the prestigious Social Work Awards.

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The Pod gets into the UnderGROWTH

Published on Tuesday, 08 October 2019 in Mental health news

The Pod, Coventry City Council’s award-winning mental health social brokerage and cultural hub, has been awarded a Heart of England grant to develop underGROWTH, a year-long series of eco-artistic events to change the way people relate to the city’s environment and their mental health.

World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day 2019: It’s good to talk - Encouraging conversations around mental health

Published on Tuesday, 08 October 2019 in Health and wellbeing news

Health partners in Coventry and Warwickshire are marking World Mental Health Day on Thursday 10 October with promotional activities to raise awareness of local mental health services and resources.

Every Mind Matters

Every Mind Matters helps people take control of mental health

Published on Monday, 07 October 2019 in Health and wellbeing news

Public Health England (PHE), in partnership with the NHS, today launches Every Mind Matters to help people take simple steps to look after their mental health and wellbeing.

Coventry gets backing for greater support for children and families

Published on Thursday, 03 October 2019 in Children and families news

Coventry’s Children’s Services has successfully applied to be part of a programme aimed at safely reducing the number of children entering care and improving family stability.

Exciting artist impressions of how Coventry city centre could be transformed by 2021 have been unveiled as part of a presentation called ‘Transforming your city’.

Transforming your city

Published on Thursday, 03 October 2019 in Regeneration news

Exciting pictures showing how Coventry city centre could be transformed by 2021 have been unveiled as part of a presentation called ‘Transforming your city’.

Council cracking down on fly tipping

Published on Thursday, 03 October 2019 in Environment and waste news

Latest figures show a reduction in fly-tipping incidents – as prosecutions rise by 50% as part of a zero-tolerance policy on the anti-social crime by Coventry City Council.

Coventry care leavers aspire and achieve

Published on Wednesday, 02 October 2019 in Children and families news

Coventry’s care leavers are aspiring and achieving more than ever before with massive increases in those going to university.

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Council’s Social Work Academy in line for national award

Published on Wednesday, 02 October 2019 in Social Work Academy news

Coventry City Council’s Social Work Academy has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award.

The Pod has created a unique partnership with award-winning folk artist Sam Lee that will set people on a trail of discovery through Coventry’s ‘paths less trodden’.

Folk artist teams up with Pod

Published on Tuesday, 01 October 2019 in Mental health news

The Pod has created a unique partnership with award-winning folk artist Sam Lee that will set people on a trail of discovery through Coventry’s ‘paths less trodden’.

Adult Social Care report focuses on supporting independent lives

Published on Monday, 30 September 2019 in Adult social care strategies, policies and plans news

The annual report for adult social care in Coventry outlines how services are aimed at providing personal and practical support to help people live their lives independently.

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City car dealer prosecuted for selling unsafe vehicle

Published on Monday, 30 September 2019 in Trading standards news

A Coventry used car dealer has pleaded guilty to selling an unsafe vehicle and applying misleading descriptions to it after a car they sold was found to be unroadworthy.

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Steering Group recruitment open

Published on Monday, 30 September 2019 in Health and wellbeing news

Healthwatch has an important role working to ensure local people have a voice in how their NHS and Care services are delivered and planned and three volunteers are needed to help that work

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Inclusive dance festival to be held as part of City of Sport

Published on Friday, 27 September 2019 in Coventry - European City of Sport 2019 news

A free Inclusive Dance Festival for children is to be held next month as one of the city's many community festivals during its year as European City of Sport.

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WMCA boosts clean automotive industry with £18m grant for Battery Industrialisation Centre in Coventry

Published on Thursday, 26 September 2019 in Invest in Coventry news

A £126m battery facility to keep the West Midlands at the forefront of the automotive industry has been supercharged by an £18m grant from the West Midlands Combined Authority.

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New start for Chris – thanks to WMCA-funded scheme to get people back into work

Published on Thursday, 26 September 2019 in West Midlands Combined Authority news

A Coventry man is back in the workplace after being unemployed for nearly six years – thanks to a scheme funded by the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA).

Catch the earlybird school's offer for Puss in Boots before it's too late!

Published on Thursday, 26 September 2019 in Services for schools news

Take advantage of the schools earlybird offer for Puss in Boots at the Belgrade Theatre before it ends on Monday 30 September.

Councillors Patricia Hetherton and Lynnette Kelly along with staff and pupils from West Coventry Academy

New road safety measures for Tile Hill Lane

Published on Thursday, 26 September 2019 in Roads, highways and pavements news

Pupils from West Coventry Academy are set to benefit from newly installed road safety measures on Tile Hill Lane. The work follows concerns from the School and residents about the lack of a safe crossing facility on the road.

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Registration now open to sports clubs and community groups

Published on Tuesday, 24 September 2019 in Coventry - European City of Sport 2019 news

The Coventry City of Sport Challenge was launched at St Mary’s Guildhall yesterday and registration for sports clubs and community groups is now open.

Congratulations to Dr Jennet Gabriel on her recent appointment to Specialist Educational Psychologist for Autism

Published on Tuesday, 24 September 2019 in Educational Psychology Service news

I joined Coventry Educational Psychology Service in September 2017, initially as Lead Practitioner and now Specialist EP for Autism.

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Podcast presenter to speak at wellness event

Published on Tuesday, 24 September 2019 in Public health news

One of the presenters of an award-winning podcast will be urging visitors attending the wellness event of the year to break down the taboo of cancer and put their health first.

Management of Allegations Training – Coventry LSCB

Published on Tuesday, 24 September 2019 in Services for schools news

Places are available on a new Occupational Health course called 'Management of Allegations (understanding role of the LADO)'.

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Superkids get new award nomination

Published on Friday, 20 September 2019 in Children and families news

An inspiring documentary featuring a number of Coventry’s looked after children has been nominated for a prestigious award.

CW10 Art & Design Teacher Network - Radical Drawing for Secondary Teachers

Published on Friday, 20 September 2019 in Services for schools news

Free CPD for Secondary Art teachers. Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Thursday 7th November 2019 4.30-6.30 pm.

Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days - don't miss out

Published on Friday, 20 September 2019 in Heritage Open Days news

This weekend sees the final events of Heritage Open Days, when the doors are opened on Coventry's rich past.

WMCA boosts clean automotive industry with £18m grant for Battery Industrialisation Centre in Coventry

Published on Thursday, 19 September 2019 in West Midlands Combined Authority news

A £126m battery facility to keep the West Midlands at the forefront of the automotive industry has been supercharged by an £18m grant from the West Midlands Combined Authority.

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