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SUMMER OF FUN 2021 ( HAF) - USEFUL ORGANISATIONS FOR FAMILIES

Welcome to the Summer of Fun 2021 support page.

This page is split up into Welfare Advice and Benefits, Child/Young People Health, Family Support, Education, Housing, Employment

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Child/Young Person's Health

Coventry Family Health and Lifestyle Service ( 0 - 19 years)

Coventry Family Health and Lifestyle Service provides specific advice on:

  • Family Nurse Partnership (FNP)
  • Health Visiting
  • Infant Feeding team
  • Breastfeeding Directory
  • MAMTA
  • School Nursing
  • Stop Smoking in Pregnancy 

Website: https://www.swft.nhs.uk/our-services/children-and-young-peoples-services/coventry-family-health-and-lifestyle-service-0-19-years 

 

Coventry and Warwickshire Mind

Coventry & Warwickshire Mind, is a local mental health charity affiliated to Mind: the leading mental health charity in England & Wales.

Website: https://cwmind.org.uk/

 

Kooth 

Kooth is a safe, free and confidential way for young people to access emotional wellbeing and early intervention mental health support. Kooth is an award-winning and innovative online mental health and wellbeing support service, accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

Website: https://www.kooth.com/

 

NHS - Live Well

This NHS website provides Advice, tips and tools to help you make the best choices about your health and wellbeing

Website: https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/ 

 

Rise

Rise is a family of NHS-led services providing emotional wellbeing and mental health services for children and young people in Coventry and Warwickshire.

Website: https://cwrise.com/

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Education

Adult Education 

The Adult Education webpage provides information on:

  • Courses
  • Venues
  • Advanced Learning Loans 
  • Active Learning
  • Enrol on an English or Math course
  • Apprenticeships
  • Learner Support Fund
  • Education and training for business
  • Go CV card scheme

Website: https://www.coventry.gov.uk/adulted 

 

Attendance and Inclusion 

If your child attends a school in Coventry and you require information about any of the following:

  • School Attendance
  • Fixed Penalty Notices
  • Parenting Contracts
  • Exclusions
  • Supported Transfer
  • Fair Access 
  • Staged Reintegration
  • Children Missing From Education
  • Child Performance Licence's
  • Chaperone Licence's
  • Child Employment 

Visit the Attendance and Inclusion Website 

Website:https://www.coventry.gov.uk/info/259/attendance_and_inclusion 

 

The England Illegal Money Lending Team (IMLT)

The England IMLT investigates and prosecutes illegal money lenders while supporting those who have borrowed money from a loan shark

Links to Videos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5g3_6BxSkdU&t=7s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7l3Ydbf8CU&t=17s

Website: https://www.stoploansharks.co.uk/ 

 

Special educational needs and disabilities 

For Information about:

  • Support for under 5s
  • Education, Health and Care Plans
  • Children's Disability Register
  • SEND support Services
  • Specialist short breaks

 Website: https://www.coventry.gov.uk/info/156/special_educational_needs_and_disabilities 

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Employment

Department for Work and Pensions

Website: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-work-pensions

 

Job Shop

The Job Shop can help if you are:

  • Worried about losing your job or have been made redundant
  • Feeling anxious or worried about returning to work
  • Concerned about developing the right skills to work in new sectors
  • Experiencing financial difficulties and worrying about money
  • Currently unemployed and want help to find and secure the right job
  • Experiencing mental health difficulties and struggling to cope
  • Disabled or have a health condition and worried that this will affect you securing employment

Website: https://www.coventry.gov.uk/info/153/employment_support/2514/job_shop_services_for_people_looking_for_work 

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Family Support

Children and families 

The Children and families page providers information and advice about:

  • Family Support
  • Family Health and wellbeing 
  • Youth offending 
  • Coventry Children and Young People Plan
  • Children's social care
  • Coventry's Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub
  • Family Hubs
  • Speech and Language development
  • SEN
  • Coventry Safeguarding Children Partnership

 Website:https://www.coventry.gov.uk/info/31/children_and_families 

 

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Vaccines

If you have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine you can visit the website below

Website: https://www.coventry.gov.uk/covid19vaccines

 

Family action

Family Action works to tackle some of the most complex and difficult issues facing families today – including financial hardship, mental health problems, social isolation, learning disabilities, domestic abuse, or substance misuse and alcohol problems.

Website: https://www.family-action.org.uk/ 

 

Coventry Covid-19 Community Resources and Support Map

This map is a resource and tool for organisations and individuals supporting the Coventry citywide response. Please note due to the Coronavirus situation some of the services shown on the map may be closed. Please contact them directly to check.

Link: https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1HcnO9zP9ia7QqGzSogVa_q5Tbfokbkku&ll=52.41375044383322%2C-1.5063523655279898&z=13 

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Housing

Housing (Coventry City Council)

The Coventry City Council website provides information on:

  • Homelessness
  • Right to buy
  • Housing health and safety rating system
  • Housing trends
  • Housing enforcement
  • Temporary accommodation charges
  • Empty properties
  • Mobile homes and caravans 

Website: https://www.coventry.gov.uk/housing 

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Welfare Advice and Benefits Advice 

Central England Law Centre 

Central England Law Centre can specifically offer advice on:

  • Asylum and Immigration Law
  • Child and Family Law
  • Employment and Discrimination Advice
  • Health and Social Care
  • Housing Advice 
  • Employment tribunals
  • Independent Health Complaints Advocacy
  • Appealing Welfare benefits

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

 

Community Support grants 

 A Support Grant is intended to:

  • Help people who are setting up home after leaving accommodation in which they received significant and substantial care and supervision (examples include leaving hospital or prison).
  • Help people who need help to stay in the community rather than enter accommodation to receive care (such as a residential care home or nursing home).
  • Help people who are setting up home as part of a planned programme of resettlement (organised by someone like a Local Authority, voluntary organisation, housing association or registered charity) following an unsettled way of life (for example, previously staying in a hostel or sleeping rough).
  • Ease exceptional pressure on people or families. Examples of exceptional pressure could include a breakdown of family relationships or disruption due to a major fire or flooding at home.

There may also be other situations where you could apply for a Support Grant.

Website: https://www.coventry.gov.uk/info/54/benefits/3056/community_support_grants/2

 

Council Tax support

If you are experiencing any of the following:

  • Problems paying your Council Tax
  • Changing your payment date
  • On a low income
  • Need to appeal the amount of Council Tax support I receive

Visit the Council Tax support website for guidance 

Website: https://www.coventry.gov.uk/counciltaxadvice

 

Coventry Citizens Advice 

Coventry Citizens Advice offers free, confidential, impartial and

independent advice face to face, online and by phone.

You can contact Coventry Citizens Advice via phone or online 

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

 

Coventry Independent Advice Service ( CIAS)

Coventry Independent Advice Service is a charity offering free advice, information and support to Coventry residents. CIAS can help you with things like:

  • Identifying entitlement to benefits and helping you make claims
  • Helping you to sort out debt or other money problems
  • Challenging decisions on benefit claims
  • Giving basic advice and information about housing and other issues
  • Helping you find other kinds of support.

Website: https://covadvice.org.uk/

 

Support with energy bills

If you are experiencing difficulties paying your energy bills and require some support, visit the below website 

Website: https://www.coventry.gov.uk/info/65/home_energy_and_warmth/2783/getting_support_with_your_energy_bills/10 

 

 

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