Health and social care news

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Mobile COVID-19 testing unit to visit War Memorial Park and city centre

Published on Friday, 09 April 2021

A mobile testing unit will be visiting two key city locations in the coming days to help even more people take a COVID-19 test.

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Home COVID testing kits available for all

Published on Friday, 09 April 2021

Everyone who lives, works and studies in Coventry can now collect COVID home testing kits and make sure they are doing all they can to keep themselves and others safe.

Cross-party letter urges government to continue pandemic adult social care funding

Published on Thursday, 18 March 2021

Three leading Coventry city councillors have jointly sent a letter to the government urging the continuation of emergency adult social care funding due to end at the end of this month.

COVID jabs delivered - Citivision March 2021

Published on Monday, 15 February 2021

Staff and residents at Eric Williams House have had their COVID-19 vaccine jabs.

Xcel to open its doors as testing centre

Published on Monday, 01 February 2021

The Xcel Leisure Centre is set to become the city’s fifth COVID-19 community testing site this week.

New COVID-19 testing system to start next week

Published on Thursday, 26 November 2020

A pilot scheme that will signal the start of targeted, mass testing across Coventry is to start next week.

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Looking after someone? Know your rights.

Published on Thursday, 26 November 2020

Most of us will provide unpaid care for someone who is older, disabled or seriously ill at some point in our lives.

Awards joy for caring staff

Published on Friday, 13 November 2020

Seven individual staff and teams in Adult Services have made it on to the shortlist for the prestigious Great British Care Awards (West Midlands).

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New #YouCanAdopt campaign launches to debunk the myths on adoption and highlight the number of children looking for a new family

Published on Wednesday, 16 September 2020

Regional adoption ages ave joined forces to launch a nationwide recruitment campaign to raise awareness of adoption.

More support for incredible carers

Published on Wednesday, 16 September 2020

Carers across Coventry are to get extra support to help combat the extra pressures and demands bought on by Covid-19.

Role of Adult Social Care during Covid-19

Published on Tuesday, 28 July 2020

Councillors and other health partners have heard about the significant contribution made by Adult Social Care, working with other parts of the City Council to support vulnerable adults to date during Covid-19.

HW Coventry - Need your views

Healthwatch survey - your views wanted

Published on Thursday, 18 June 2020

Healthwatch Coventry are looking for people based in Coventry and Warwickshire to share how COVID-19 is impacting their experience of health and social care.

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Race against time to raise funds for Coventry social enterprise

Published on Wednesday, 17 June 2020

A social enterprise in Coventry that provides essential rehabilitation for those with long-term heart, lung and circulation problems has received a major financial pledge to improve its facilities.

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Shared Lives Week

Published on Monday, 15 June 2020

This week is Shared Lives Week - and to mark the event, read how Kerry and Damien, who both live in Shared Lives placements, have kept their incredible friendship going throughout lockdown.

Outstanding Leadership at Copthorne Lodge & Harry Caplan House

Published on Friday, 12 June 2020

Copthorne Lodge and Harry Caplan House have both rated ‘Outstanding’ in Well Led from the Care Quality Commission.

Councillor voices PPE concerns

Published on Thursday, 14 May 2020

A leading Councillor has hit out as care workers continue to struggle to get the right personal protective equipment (PPE).

Social distancing space on High Street

Published on Monday, 11 May 2020

New measures on Coventry’s High Street will be introduced to help create more space for people to queue safely outside banks and building societies.

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Staff making the difference at Eric Williams House

Published on Wednesday, 29 April 2020

With an average age of 90 and a diagnosis of Dementia and various other underlying health conditions, the residents at Eric Williams House are in the very high-risk group from Covid 19.

Coventry site to become Coronavirus regional testing centre for key workers

Published on Thursday, 23 April 2020

The drive-through coronavirus testing facility at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry is to become a regional testing centre as part of the Government’s UK-wide drive to increase testing for thousands more NHS and other key workers, the Department of Health & Social Care has announced.

Thanks to Adult Services staff

Published on Thursday, 16 April 2020

The Council is celebrating its Adult Services staff for their tireless work looking after some of the city’s most vulnerable residents.

Clear message to stay home and save lives this Easter

Published on Thursday, 09 April 2020

Council, health, and police bosses are sending a clear message to Coventry residents ahead of the Easter bank holiday weekend – stay home, protect the NHS and save lives.

Coventry Citizens Advice continues to provide advice for the most vulnerable

Published on Wednesday, 18 March 2020

Despite the current challenges with the COVID – 19, Coventry Citizens Advice will continue to provide advice for those who need it despite their offices being closed to the public.

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National Integrated Care In Action Week 9 - 15 March

Published on Wednesday, 11 March 2020

​Great news, we’re all living longer! But whilst that’s reason to rejoice, what does it mean for the future of healthcare?

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