These are unprecedented times, but I am proud that Coventry’s community has stepped up to the challenge and is working together to keep each other safe.
In line with government guidance, my constituency office team is working remotely and still here to help. For any assistance and advice get in touch with me either via email or by calling 024 7625 7870.
This is the official NHS website that contains all necessary health related information and advice on Coronavirus.
University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire’s page on hospital treatment
Click here to book a test if you are displaying symptoms or have come into contact with someone who is.
Emergency Food Support:
If you need urgent help with food due to COVID-19 call 08085 834 333 for support.
Coventry Foodbank are run by the Trussell Trust. They offer support to local people in crisis.
If you can afford food but are struggling to leave your home to buy it, click here to find out how supermarkets can help.
Click here if you require an NHS volunteer to support you with food shopping and prescription collection.
Mental Health Support:
You can contact your GP if you, or someone you know, are in need of mental health support. If you are at immediate risk of danger or in urgent crisis, please call 999.
Samaritans offer 24/7 free, non-judgemental and confidential support to anyone. They can help via phone, email or through their Self Help App.
Mind offer mental health support and information here in Coventry and online. Phone line open 365 days a year between 1 PM – 5 PM. Call: 024 7622 4417
Out of Hours mental health support for people across Coventry. Call: 07921 876065
CALM is the Campaign Against Living Miserably, for men aged 15 to 35.
Phone: 0800 58 58 58 (daily, 5pm to midnight)
Online and telephone support or information for people living with eating disorders and their carers.
Young People’s suicide prevention support.
Taking calls from people who have nowhere safe to stay: 024 7683 4025. If you are at risk of becoming homelessness you can complete their self referral form and will be in contacted within 3 working days
Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through their advice, support and legal services. They offer online and telephone services.
Information from Coventry City Council on social housing, private renting, arrears and housing benefit.
If you, your children or someone you know are in an emergency situation or immediate danger please call 999. If it is not safe for you to speak, stay on the line and try to make noise by tapping the handset, whispering or jangling keys and you will be transferred to a team who will be able to support you. You can also call 101 in a non-emergency situation to report previous incidents or get advice from the local domestic abuse team.
Supports women and their children currently experience or fleeing domestic violence. Free and confidential help.
Supporting men experiencing domestic violence (emotional, physical and financial).
Benefits & Advice
Provides advice on issues such as debt management and welfare benefits, housing, immigration and asylum, employment, consumer complaints and landlord-tenant disputes.
Guidance on financial support for local residents during COVID.
Calculate your benefit entitlement and learn more about benefits. You can also make an application.
Support for Older People
Provides services, advice and support for older people.
The Silver Line operates the only confidential, free helpline for older people that’s open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days of the year. Call: 0800 4 70 80 90
Free support and advice for older people. Helpline 0800 319 789
Support for Children & Younger People
Help and advice about a wide range of issues for people under 18. Call Childline on 0800 1111, talk to a counsellor online, send Childline an email or post on the message boards.
Whether you’re working from home with your kids for the first time or supporting children with anxiety due to Coronavirus, the NSPCC have free tips and advice for you.
Events, services and advice regarding children and young people.