Rough sleeping

COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

As a response to COVID-19 the Rough Sleeper Team continue to work with The Salvation Army and are working to accommodate all known rough sleepers or those we find rough sleeping during this period.

If you know someone is rough sleeping you can report their whereabouts.

The Outreach teams are operating weekday mornings to respond to reports and engage with anyone found rough sleeping.

Severe Weather Emergency Protocol (SWEP)

Find out if SWEP is enacted and what facilities are available.

Accommodation and practical support

  • Advice Services Coventry lists the different agencies in the city who work together to offer free, independent advice and information.
  • Coventry Cyrenians has a range of services to help single homeless people, including supported accommodation. Call 0800 0180579 or 024 7622 8099 for information about accommodation and other support. 
  • Emmaus Coventry & Warwickshire provides accommodation and meaningful work. Their places are limited but you can contact 024 7665 1094  or 07934 297604 for more information.
  • The Coventry Jesus Centre runs a drop-in service Tuesday to Thursday 9am to 12pm and Sunday 9am to 10:30am where you can get breakfast as well as access to showers, laundry, clothing, advice and support workers. 
  • The Salvation Army has a drop-in day centre providing food, clothing, advice, training and education. It is open all day for rough sleepers at Harnall Lifehouse.
  • Crisis Skylight Coventry & Warwickshire offers education, training and support within hostels and day centres across Coventry & Warwickshire. They can also offer advice and support. Call 024 7708 7400 or see their website for a timetable of activities.  

Health advice

The Anchor Medical Centre provides services to homeless and vulnerably housed adults in Coventry.

For information and support for substance misuse, see Alcohol, drugs and substance abuse.

Accessing Homelessness Advice

If you are at risk of becoming homeless, you can tell us online by registering on our customer portal and completing a self referral form. If you need guidance on how to register, please see our step by step guide. Once you have complete your referral, we will contact you within 3 working days.

If you are homeless now, you can call us on 024 7683 4025.

How do I help someone who is rough sleeping?

Free food and support

Here is a list of places where homeless and those in need can get free food and support in Coventry. Please note: some services are offering a take away service and others may have closed during this period of Covid-19.  Please check with individual providers.

Mondays

  • 10am - 2.30pm Salvation Army Cafe, The Citadel, Upper Well Street, CV1 4AG 
  • 11am - 1.30pm Food for all: Outside Herbert Art Gallery opposite Richard Crossman building, CV1 2HF
  • 6pm - 8pm Langar Aid House, Doe Bank Lane, CV1 3AR

Tuesdays

  • 9am - 11am Coventry Jesus Centre, Lamb Street, CV1 4AE
  • 10am - 2.30pm Salvation Army Cafe, The Citadel, Upper Well Street, CV1 4AG (small cost)
  • 11.30am - 2.30pm John White Centre Community cafe, Grange Ave, CV3 2ED (small cost) 
  • 1pm - 4pm (men only) St Columba’s Church, CV1 4BY
  • 6pm - 8pm Langar Aid House, Spon End, Doe Bank Lane,CV1 3AR

Wednesdays

  • 9am - 11am and 2pm - 4pm Coventry Jesus Centre  Lamb Street, CV1 4AE
  • 10am - 2.30pm Salvation Army Cafe, The Citadel, Upper Well Street, CV1 4AG (small cost)
  • 1pm - 4pm Bethel Hall, Spon End
  • 6pm - 7pm Refugee Centre, Norton House, Bird Street
  • 6pm - 8pm St Columbia’s Church, CV1 4BY
  • 6pm - 8pm John White Centre
  • 7pm - 9pm Foleshill Baptist Church, Broad Street

Thursdays

  • 9am - 11am Coventry Jesus Centre
  • 11am - 2pm Langar Aid - Steps For Change, City Arcade 
  • 10am - 2.30pm Salvation Army Cafe, The Citadel, Upper Well Street, CV1 4AG (small cost)
  • 11am - 2pm John White Centre
  • 6pm - 7pm Refugee Centre, Norton House Coventry

Fridays

  • 9am - 11am St Nicholas' Church, Sherwood Jones Close, CV6 1QT
  • 10am - 12noon St Peter's Church, Charles Street
  • 10am - 2.00pm Salvation Army Cafe, The Citadel, Upper Well Street, CV1 4AG (small cost)
  • 2pm - 4pm Coventry Jesus Centre

Saturdays

  • 9.00am - 11am St Paul's Community Hall, Foleshill Road, CV6 5AJ
  • 9.00am - 1pm  John White Centre Community cafe, Grange Ave, CV3 2ED (small cost) 
  • 11.30am - 1.15pm Coventry Grub n Gab St Barnabas Centre, Cromwell Street, Foleshill
  • 6pm - 8pm Nobby's Saturday Kitchen, Langar Aid House, Doe Bank Lane,CV1 3AR
  • 6pm - 8pm St Columba’s Church

Sundays

  • 9am - 10.00am Coventry Jesus Centre
  • 2.30pm - 4.30pm under ring road next to Norton House
  • 6pm - 7pm Broadgate opposite Cosy Club
  • 6pm - 8pm Langar Aid House, Spon End, Doe Bank Lane,CV1 3AR

Homelessness Advice Service

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 024 7683 4025

Customer Service Centre
Broadgate House
Broadgate
Coventry
CV1 1FS

Salvation Army

Tel: 024 7601 1770

Harnall Lifehouse
Harnall Lane West
Coventry
CV1 4EZ

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