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Homelessness news

Steps for change

Taking steps to tackle rough sleeping

Published on Thursday, 17 October 2019

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.

Extra help for rough sleepers in hot weather

Published on Friday, 28 June 2019

The Council, and Salvation Army have brought in extra measures to help make sure rough sleepers are safe in the hot weather.

New project underway to help address homelessness in city

Published on Thursday, 27 June 2019

A national project in Coventry and across the West Midlands region, and two other city regions, is being introduced to target people who are homeless and rough sleeping by helping to provide both accommodation and wraparound support.

Agencies rally to improve services for rough sleepers

Published on Tuesday, 16 April 2019

Organisations that work with rough sleepers to provide food, warmth, help with health issues, finding secure temporary accommodation, and who can work with individuals to help with often chaotic lives

Reducing homelessness is key priority for city

Published on Tuesday, 05 March 2019

The Council is set to confirm its housing and homelessness strategy for the next five years following discussions with community groups and housing agencies.

Homelessness support at the ready as low temperatures continue

Published on Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Coventry agencies are encouraging rough sleepers in the city centre to access local services, where food and shelter is being provided as winter takes hold.

Council launch emergency protocol to protect homeless as freezing temperatures hit Coventry

Published on Friday, 04 January 2019

Cllr Ed Ruane, cabinet member for homes and communities, explains about the challenges facing towns and cities, and the increase in rough sleepers, particularly as temperatures dropped overnight.

Council to tackle number of empty properties in city

Published on Thursday, 20 December 2018

Coventry City Council is to take advantage of changes in national legislation in an attempt to tackle the number of empty homes across the city.

Volunteers at event to support people who are homeless

Published on Tuesday, 09 October 2018

Volunteers call to help homeless people back on their feet at city event.

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