Click here to find out more about unique Christmas events and things do to in Coventry this Christmas!

Coventry Holidays Activities and Food Programme

This Christmas school holiday, children and young people eligible for free school meals, can benefit from an amazing range of free holiday clubs, festive experiences and food. Clubs are a great way to try new things and to make friends. This booklet will give a flavour of these activities, where and when they are being held and the age range. Where age ranges are wide, activities are age appropriate

Click here to find out more!

Health & Wellbeing

Coventry RISE

Please find below a link for recovery and wellbeing courses  which are free to any parent in Coventry and Warwickshire. Training is being provided by Coventry Rise.

Understanding and Supporting Children Aged 12+ Years with Anxiety (NEW)

              Understanding and Supporting Children Aged 3-11 Years with Anxiety (NEW)

              Understanding and Supporting Children and Young People with School Refusal (NEW)

              Understanding and Supporting Children who Self-harm (NEW)

              Understanding Emotional Regulation in School Aged Children (NEW)

              Understanding Low Mood in Children and Young People (NEW)

              Understanding Self-esteem in Children and Young People (NEW)

              Understanding Sensory Needs in School Aged Children (NEW)

https://www.recoveryandwellbeing.co.uk/Courses

Also, links for the RISE website and the Dimensions tool.

https://cwrise.com

https://dimensions.covwarkpt.nhs.uk

Family Hub

Click on the posters below for more information!

School Nursing Team

Please see the Newsletter from the Coventry School Nursing Team – Coventry School Nursing May – June Newsletter 2022

If your child missed the nasal flu vaccination in school you can book an appointment at one of the school nurses afterschool clinics using this link Online Appointment Healthcare Platform | Swiftqueue

School Nursing are continuing to offer FREE virtual health information sessions via Eventbrite, especially for parents/carers. The sessions are listed below and include:- concerns about managing toileting, sleep, behaviour, and challenges in eating.

Keeping your child safe online

Please see the following link for information regarding keeping children safe online – Online Safety

West Midlands Police Workshops

To view dates and times and to book a place, please click here or scan the QR code. 

Heath Information Sessions

Hearing Screening

Mental Health

Please see the following link for Coventry’s Mental Health contacts which you can contact via telephone or email – Coventry Mental Health Contacts 

Please see the following links for useful contacts, links and support – 

Early Help 2021

Mental Health 2021

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Sky blues in the community are currently offering FREE activity sessions to support men and women with their mental health. The sessions are open for people to turn up to as we can sign people up on the day. The activities are largely decided on by participants, and we are able to facilitate: Badminton, Football, Table Tennis, Basketball, Indoor Archery, Bowls and multiple other indoor sports. We are currently giving free ticket vouchers for Coventry City FC fixtures to any new members.

Please encourage any friends, family or service users you feel might benefit from our sessions to come along to any of the following:

MENtalk

Warwick session: St Nicholas Park Leisure Centre (CV34 4QY) – every Tuesday, 11:00 – 13:00pm.

Coventry session: Moat House Leisure Centre (CV2 1EA) – every Thursday, 12:00 – 14:00pm.

Nuneaton session: Jubilee Sports Centre (CV10 7EZ) – every Friday, 14:00 – 16:00pm.

WOMENtalk

Warwick session: St Nicholas Park Leisure Centre (CV34 4QY) – every Wednesday, 11:00 – 12:30pm.

Nuneaton session: Jubilee Sports Centre (CV10 7EZ) – every Friday, 12:00 – 13:30pm.

Again, participants are able to come along and sign up on the day – they do not need to be referred or contacted prior to sessions.

Adult Education Service

Family Learning

Many of our courses are targeted at specific parents from specific schools, but these particular courses are open to all Coventry parents / carers. Some are on-line, some are face to face. Some are just for parents, some are for pre-school children and their carers together!

Please click the links below to find out more..

 

Coventry College

Free Adult Short Course for Employment Opportunity for Parents/Carers

A new free adult short course at Coventry College to support parents/carers and family members, who wish to get into work within Coventry schools as teaching Assistants.

The successful candidates on the course will have an interview and be offered a work experience placement (which can be part-time or full-time posts).

Please contact Charmaine Whelan on 07443692554 or by email to cawhelan@coventrycollege.ac.uk, if anyone wishes to discuss the course further.

Special Educational Needs & Disabilities

SEND Travel Assistance Information Drop-In Session’

In partnership with SENDIASS, Nikki Bodinnar (SEN Travel Coordinator) and Kymberley Catesby (Supervisor at the Travel Bureau) will be running a ‘SEND Travel Assistance Information Session’ on Tuesday 10th May 2022 (12pm – 2pm). This session is a DROP-IN session (held at Coventry Central Library), you are not required to stay for the full duration of the session, however attendees will be required to book a place on the session.

Please note there will be a 10 minute overview at the beginning of the session. You are not required to attend for this overview, but we would advise you do if possible, as you may find it useful.

During this drop-in session you will get the opportunity to find out more, and ask questions about, the SEND Travel Assistance Service, it’s criteria and processes.

Please find the leaflet below for more information, and for details of how to get in touch with us if you would like to book onto this session.

You can also visit the Travel Assistance page on the Coventry City Council Website for further information on the Travel Assistance service and its policies within Coventry.

Complex Communication Team

SENDIASS Virtual Coffee Morning

Friday 11th March 2022 10am – 11.30am  

This is a session for Parents/Carers of Children or Young People with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND). The session offers a great way to meet other parents/carers who may be in a similar situation, and an opportunity to share with others in a friendly, non-judgemental environment, together with a member of staff from SENDIASS.

To book your place on this session please contact SENDIASS on iass@coventry.gov.uk or TEL: 024 7669 4307.

SENDIASS FREE Parent/Carer Virtual Session - 'Managing Challenging Behaviour'

Would you like to learn more about challenging behaviour within children?

We are pleased to inform you that SENDIASS has partnered up with Coventry ‘Social, Emotional, Mental Health and Learning Team’ (SEMHL) to run a FREE online session for parents/carers to provide an opportunity to learn more about challenging behaviour within children. This session will give more insight into some of the reasons for challenging behaviour within children, a look at preventative strategies, de-escalation, managing crisis and what to do after an episode of challenging behaviour in order to repair and rebuild relationships.

Your child does not need a diagnosis to attend this session.

You can find out more about SEMHL and their services by visiting their website here.

Please find the leaflet below  for more information and contact us on iass@coventry.gov.uk or TEL: 024 7669 4307 to book your place and QUOTE: ‘SEMHL’.

SENDIASS - FREE CCT Parent/Carer Session - 'Autism and Behaviours'

  • Does your Child or Young Person have (or may have) Autism?
  • Would you like a better understanding of their behaviours?

We are pleased to inform you that SENDIASS has partnered up with Coventry Complex Communication Team to run an online session providing information and support to parents and carers of children of primary (4-11) and secondary ages (11-16). See below for session details.

You can find out more about the Coventry Complex Communication Team and what they do here.

To book a place please contact SEND Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS) and QUOTE: ‘CCT’ email: iass@coventry.gov.uk or Tel: 024 7669 4307.

Autism Support

Please see the following links for some useful information on Autism.

Virtual Support Hub

Autism – The Positives

Childcare

Looking for child care?

Young Carers

Young Carers Bulletin

Please see the following link for the most recent Young Carers bulletin – Carers News

Schools Library Service

Summer Reading Challenge 2022

The national curriculum for English aims to ensure that pupils develop the habit of reading
widely and often for both pleasure and information.

Organised by charity The Reading Agency (www.readingagency.org.uk) and the UK public library network since 1999, the Summer Reading Challenge is the UK’s biggest annual reading promotion for children aged 4 to 11. Last year, in Coventry, 1745 children took part.

The Summer Reading Challenge combines FREE access to books with fun, creative activities during the summer holidays. Throughout the Challenge, library staff support the children, helping them to discover new authors and illustrators and to explore a wide range of different types of books and ways of reading.

How the Challenge works

  •  Children sign up through their local library and receive a Gadgeteers collector poster.
  • Children read 6 library books of their own choice during the summer, collecting special stickers to complete their poster and extra incentives along the way.
  • Library staff and volunteers are on hand to advise and run family-friendly activities.
  • Children who complete the Summer Reading Challenge are presented with a certificate and a medal.
  • The official Challenge website hosts digital rewards, author videos, games and more for children to enjoy all summer: www.summerreadingchallenge.org.uk

Coventry Schools Library Service Newsletter

Please see the following link for the latest newsletter  –  Spring Newsletter

Financial Support

Severn Trent – Big Difference Scheme

The Big Difference Scheme is funded by Severn Trent Water and offers significantly reduced water charges to some households on a low income. Please see Severn Trent water scheme for more information.

Family Hub

Please see the following information from the Family Hub – South Spring Term 2021