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Steps for change

Taking steps to tackle rough sleeping

Published on Thursday, 17 October 2019 in Homelessness news

A project that aims to help rough sleepers off the streets in Coventry by offering a daily one stop advice and support venue has been expanded.

A schoolchild enjoys the Wave waterpark

The Wave wins world waterpark award

Published on Friday, 18 October 2019 in Leisure and culture news

Coventry’s brand new £36m waterpark, The Wave, has been awarded a prestigious Leading Edge Award by the World Waterpark Association, thanks to its state-of-the-art attractions and accessible design – before it has officially opened to the public.

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Joint Coventry and Warwickshire approach to improve mental health support for new parents

Published on Friday, 18 October 2019 in Family support news

Coventry and Warwickshire partners are coming together to raise awareness of support for new parents and reduce stigma surrounding mental health after a local mum has come forward.

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Why 'yule love Cov' this Christmas

Published on Friday, 18 October 2019 in Events news

With only 68 days before ‘The Big Day’, Coventry Business Improvement District (BID) has announced its festive season and the host of special Christmas activities set to hit the city. Here are some of the reasons why 'yule love‚Äč Cov' this Christmas.

West Midlands on the move to boost healthy lives

Published on Friday, 18 October 2019 in West Midlands Combined Authority news

An ambitious set of programmes, encouraging people to be more active, have been designed by the West Midlands Combined Authority to improve health and life expectancy.

Pictured: Cllr Kamran Caan, Cabinet member for Public Health and Sport, with Pupils, teachers and parents from Stoke Heath Primary School

Getting Coventry on the move in Stoke Heath Park

Published on Friday, 18 October 2019 in Public health news

The Council hosted an event to launch Coventry on the Move in Parks' outdoor gym in Stoke Heath Sports Ground, as part of an initiative to encourage more people to get active in our parks and green spaces.

Coventry schools praised for ‘incredible achievements’

Published on Friday, 18 October 2019 in Schools, libraries and learning news

A leading councillor has said the city should be proud of the incredible achievements of its schools, but called for more Government funding to support their work.

Community organisations, practitioners and partners joined together this week (14 October) to help tackle hate crime in Coventry.

Coventry Communities against Hate Crime

Published on Friday, 18 October 2019 in Community safety and crime news

Community organisations, practitioners and partners joined together this week (14 October) to help tackle hate crime in Coventry.

DesignLab Nation - funded D&T project for KS3 & 4

Published on Thursday, 17 October 2019 in Services for schools news

Coventry Transport Museum and the V&A are looking for 3 state-funded secondary schools to take part in 2019/2020 DesignLab Nation projects.

ARTiculation Discovery Day - Herbert Art Gallery & Museum

Published on Thursday, 17 October 2019 in Services for schools news

6 November 2019, 10am-3pm Free workshop for KS 4&5 students

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Coventry City Centre takes steps to become more disability-friendly

Published on Thursday, 17 October 2019 in Public health news

A new Disability Shoppers Charter recognising the importance and needs of customers with disabilities has been launched today in Coventry.

Yusuf Shah, Dania Karim, Usaymah Arfan and the Lord Mayor.

Capping off a day of civic pride

Published on Thursday, 17 October 2019 in Lord Mayor news

Three students from Longford Park Primary School were given a chance to be Lord Mayor for the day.

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City set for Carnival of Lights

Published on Thursday, 17 October 2019 in Events news

Coventry will be treated to a light fantastic this November when a procession of music and light trails its way into the city centre along one of the city’s most iconic roads.

Ambassadors

Coventry Ambassadors invited to visit Tokyo 2020 Olympics organisers

Published on Thursday, 17 October 2019 in Volunteering news

The Coventry Ambassador volunteer programme that began in support of the 2012 Olympic Games is being used by the organisers of the Tokyo2020 Olympic Games.

Eat The Stars workshops

Published on Wednesday, 16 October 2019 in Services for schools news

School workshops available with Spectra. Boost expressiveness, increase self-esteem and have a truly inclusive, invigorating experience.

Lord Mayor with Melanie Griffin

Melanie named as Good Citizen

Published on Wednesday, 16 October 2019 in Lord Mayor news

Melanie Griffin is the latest person to receive a Good Citizen Award from Coventry’s Lord Mayor.

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Sporting Memories comes to Coventry

Published on Wednesday, 16 October 2019 in Coventry - European City of Sport 2019 news

European City of Sport have teamed up with CV Life, Year of Wellbeing and The Sporting Memories Foundation to bring an event to Coventry for those that have fond memories of sport from years ago.

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The twin takeover

Published on Monday, 14 October 2019 in Events news

Coventry Biennial of Contemporary Art takes over Coventry and Warwickshire for 52 days.

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.

Photo: Left to Right

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.

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