'Here 4 U' Warm Hub with Advice and Support for people experiencing mental health issues due to the impact of the 'cost of living crisis' in Foleshill Coventry.

February, 2023

This project recognises that many people are struggling to keep up with the cost of living where the price of energy, food and bills are all rising steeply and for many this is having a huge impact on their mental health. As the cost-of-living crisis intensifies, it is more important than ever to ensure that we look after each other's mental health. The project will be based in the Communal area of Ribbon Court, an Independent Living Scheme at 689 Foleshill Road CV6 5GT. Being in the centre of the community we will be able to provide an easily accessible, supportive, safe and warm space for people experiencing mental distress who are looking for advice and support.

We will use the communal facilities in the Scheme to provide a warm hub where people from the local community can meet for ‘chai ‘n chat’, if they want to stay longer we will provide a free lunch. Sessions will be held once a week for 10 weeks and will include 1 to 1 support, peer support groups, games and activities including therapeutic exercise sessions, a place for quiet and relaxation.