Practical Help Agencies

A list of practical agencies we found useful

Coventry has a variety of agencies which may be of help to you. Below is a list of agencies which focus on accommodation, financial and health needs. You will also find other agencies on the Social and Spiritual Help pages.

Housing and Transport

  • Bablake General Charities
    Give grants for people in need. 02476 222769
  • Chace Hostel (Whitefriars Housing Associaiton)
    Hostel for 18’s and over. 02476 302694
  • Harnal Lane Lifehouse (Salvation Army)
    Hostel for 18’s and over.  Self catering.  02476 011770
  • City Council Housing Department
    Housing advice, includes homeless. 02476 834 024
  • Coventry Cyrenians
    Housing for single homeless people. Email or phone 02476 228099
  • Emmaus Community
    Household goods recycling. Email or phone 02476 651094
  • New Boot
    Hostel for men 16-25 .Self catering. 0121 772 3098
  • The Foyer
    Accommodation for 16-25 year olds. Email or phone 02476 251 001
  • Valley House Association
    Supported accommodation for women 16+, counselling, practical and emotional support. Email or phone 02476 266 290
  • Community Transport
    Furniture recycling, help with house removals. Email or phone 02476 691 433
  • Housing Benefit
    Help and advice about housing benefit. 02476 833 333
  • Coventry Peace House
    Night Shelter for destitute asylum seekers. Email or phone 02476 663 031
  • Middleborough House
    Bail hostel for ex-offenders and homeless from 18+. 02476 226 734

Healthcare

  • Anchor Centre
    GP and Nurse service for general healthcare (including mental health). Email or phone 02476 844 088
  • City of Coventry Health Centre
    Walk in service 0300 200 0060
    Podiatry services 02476 961335
    Smoking cessation
  • Coventry and Warwickshire MIND
    Drop-in Centre with activities and facilities. Email or phone 02476 552 847
  • Health Development Unit, Coventry City Council
    Health Development. Email or phone 02476 832 681
  • Smoking Cessation
    0300 200 0011
  • IAPT (Immediate Access to Pyschiatric Therapy)Psychological therapy for anyone. 0845 5216100

Addictions

  • The Recovery Partnership
    Services for illegal drugs users and those with alcohol addiction. Email or phone 02476 630135
  • Drugs Service
    Freefone confidential drugs helpline. 0800 77 66 00
  • Gamblers Anonymous
    Helpline and meetings for people with gambling problems. Email or phone 0121 233 1335

Financial and Employment

  • Coventry Benefits Advice Line
    Queries and problems with welfare benefits. 02476 832 000
  • Job Centre Plus – Social Security Offices
    Crisis loans, National Insurance number, jobs. 02476 23 22 00
  • The Workshop Employment and Training Centre
    provides unemployed people with opportunities for self- employment, job searching opportunities as well with acquisition of skills. Email or phone 02476 583 860
  • Potential for Skills
    Work focussed training for long term unemployed. 02476 100 232

For more agencies, check out our Social and Spiritual agency pages.