Willenhall advice session changes

Due to staffing changes at the Hagard Community Centre in Willenhall, we have had to reduce the times that our advice sessions are available.

With immediate effect, our ‘drop-in’ sessions (no appointments needed) on Monday and Thursdays will now run from 1.30pm until 3.30pm only.

Please note that our session on Wednesday at the Hagard remains unchanged (9:30-12 noon).

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Sanctions helpline

Coventry Law Centre are running a telephone helpline to advise people who have had benefits sanctioned.  They can help to challenge the decisions and get back benefits that have been withheld.  Research has found that 90% of appeals on sanctions are being won.

Call the helpline on 024 7625 3160 (Monday to Friday, 11am to 2pm).  The service is free and confidential.

Advice in Holbrooks

Due to building works, we have had to temporarily move our sessions in Holbrooks to the Community Centre on John Shelton Drive (CV6 4PE).  This change is likely to be in effect until at least the middle of November.

To avoid any confusion, we suggest you check with us before travelling.  You can call us on 024 7652 1100 or email info@covadvice.org.uk.

 

Annual General Meeting

Our Annual General Meeting will be held at 12 noon on Friday 14th October 2016 at Queens Road Baptist Church, Queens Road, Coventry, CV1 3EG.

Our guest speaker will be Dr Michael Orton, Senior Research Fellow in the Institute for Employment Research at University of Warwick.

Further information is available here.

 

Advice service in Wyken

In October 2016, we will be making a change to our advice service delivery in the Wyken area.  Our advice ‘drop-in’ sessions will move from a Friday to a Monday each week.

From Monday 3rd October 2016, and then every Monday from there on, advice will be available between 9.00am and 11.30am at Richard Lee Children’s Centre, The Drive, Coventry CV2 5FU.  You do not need an appointment.

The Children’s Centre is part of the Richard Lee School buildings.  Thank you to Richard Lee Children’s Centre for hosting our advice service and for their continued support.

Holiday closures

Some of the venues we use for our advice sessions will be closed over part of the school holiday period.  This means that we have had to cancel some of our normally advertised sessions.  The main venues affected are:

  • Stoke Aldermoor (Aldermoor Life Centre); and
  • Spon End (Spon Gate Children’s Centre).

We may also have to cancel or rearrange a few sessions at other venues due to staff holidays.

Please telephone us (on 024 7652 1100) or check the calendar on our ‘get advice’ page to make sure that a session is actually running before you travel.

We apologise for any inconvience this will cause.

Changes in Wood End

From Monday 18th April 2016, our service delivery in Wood End is changing.  From that point forward, the ‘drop-in’ sessions will be held:

  • Monday afternoons (1.30-4.00 pm) at Moat House Children’s Centre (part of Moat House Community Primary School), Deedmore Road CV2 1EQ.
  • Tuesday mornings (9.30-12 noon) at Moat House Leisure and Neighbourhood Centre, Winston Avenue CV2 1EA

No appointments are needed for these sessions.  Thank you to both organisations for hosting our advice service and for their continued support.

New advice session in Stoke Aldermoor

We are really pleased to announce that we are launching a new advice service in the Stoke Aldermoor area.

From Thursday 14th April 2016 an adviser will be at the Aldermoor Life Centre on Round House Road every Thursday from 9.30-12 noon. No appointment is needed – just ‘drop-in’!

This new session means that we are now offering ‘drop-in’ advice services in eleven areas of Coventry. Full details of all our drop-in services across the city can be found here.

Social care information

Developed by the advice and technology charity Lasa, socialcareinfo is a new web tool designed to help people find details of the social care support available to them locally; national information about their rights and entitlements; and details of local independent advice organisations.

We now have a link to this service from our ‘get advice‘ page.