Where can you get help in Coventry during Covid-19 Lockdown

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Updated: 30/07/2020

FOOD 

Foodbank Centre - 02476 993770

Email:info@coventry.foodbank.org.uk

Contact for information on food vouchers.

Please continue to check our foodbank website for updates on which locations are open when. Details here: https://coventry.foodbank.org.uk/locations/

Mental Health Support

RISE. https://cwrise.com

Children and Young Peoples Specialist Mental Health service in CWPT have with the current crisis team worked together to develop a CYP response that will allow us to support you 24 hours 7 days a week and where needed continue to support you within the Rise Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing service directly for Children and Young People.

Contact details: 

If you are calling between the hours of 8am and 8 pm please call Childrens Crisis Team at Whitestone on:  024 7664 1799

 

If you are calling between the hours of 8pm and 8 am please call Coventry Crisis team Crisis team:  024 7693 8000

 

What to expect when you call:  The mental health clinician who you speak to will want to know about you and will ask you some questions to help understand your feelings and emotions. They are doing this to help understand how to best help you and make sure that they get the right support for you.

If you need immediate support:

For Samaritans call 116 123

For urgent medical needs call your GP, or NHS 111.

If you are in a life threatening situation call 999.

 

Anyone can access a team of trained and experienced support workers by calling 0800 616 171 or via the Time Online webchat (www.mhm.org.uk/coventry-warwickshire-helpline) 

Young Minds

youngminds.org.uk/

Young Minds Parent helpline Tel: 0808 802 5544

Website: https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/for-parents/parents-helpline/

Mind

www.mind.org.uk/

Rethink Mental Illness

www.rethink.org/

Childline: 0800 1111

Website: https://www.childline.org.uk

Domestic Violence

Coventry Safe Haven - providing support for people (18+) who are feeling distressed and overwhelmed in the evenings, Monday-Sunday (6pm-11pm): 

Phone 07921 876 065. Email coventryhaven.mhm@nhs.net

For anyone in the city who may be a victim of domestic abuse and violence, #coronavirus can bring frightening and lonely times.

The Safe to Talk helpline is available Monday to Friday, 8.30am-5.30pm and Saturday to Sunday, 10am-1pm. For support: 0800 1114998

Coventry Rape and Sexual Assault Centre (CRASAC)  contact their helpline on 02476 277 777 and leave a message on the answer machine or email helpline@crasac.org.uk.

There is #NoExcuseForAbuse

If you are a victim of #DomesticAbuse, there is help available.

Twitter Tags: @coventry_haven @WestMidsPCC @WestMidsVRU @WMPolice @CRASAC, @FWTCov, @Kairos_WWT and @CovPartnership

Facebook: @WestMidsPCC @CoventryHaven @westmidlandspolice

Hollie Guard - a personal safety app - https://hollieguard.com

In danger? With a simple shake or tap it activates Hollie Guard, 

immediately notifying your chosen contacts, pinpointing your location 

and sending audio and video evidence directly to their mobile phones.

 

Advice on Legal matters - Employment, housing, benefits, immigration, housing and more contact Coventry Law Centre.

02476 223053 or Call/Text/whatsapp 07957711080/0749688145

 

Coventry Law Centre is working remotely: all staff are available and their service continues as usual, but just on the telephone.

For new clients the Law Centre will operate a telephone only reception service between 10am and 3pm on 02476 223053, or via e mail to enquiries@centralenglandlc.org.uk

 

Any changes to this will be posted on their website

www.centralenglandlc.org.uk

For people at risk of homelessness or needing support to find

longer-term housing 

P3 Charity Coventry Freephone 0800 196 2660

www.p3charity.org/coventryfamilies

Langar Aid can also be contacted by calling 07975 991 592 or 01753 567 457 or emailing langaraid@khalsaaid.org.

 

As Suffa can be contacted on 0121 285 2777 or by emailing info@as-suffa.org

Other family issues or help contact Coventry City Council Early Help Hubs that will remain open for the present time, 

Early Help: telephone 0800 8870545 or email earlyhelp@coventry.gov.uk

•Central – Harmony- Clifton Street, Coventry, CV1 5GR

•West – Mosaic – Jardine Crescent, Coventry, CV4 9PL 

•East – Park Edge – Roseberry Avenue, Coventry, CV2 1NE 

•South – Woodside – Upper Ride, Coventry, CV3 3GL

 

Coventry City Council Page with more Covid-19 help and  information:

https://www.coventry.gov.uk/info/1/council_and_democracy/3551/covid-19_coronavirus/8

 

Finance and Money information - Martin Lewis Money Saving Expert

https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/news/2020/03/uk-coronavirus-help-and-your-rights/

Universal Credit information - MSE

https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/news/2020/04/benefits-help-coronavirus/

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