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YAP RESIDENT ACTIVITIES

Residents at YAP (Young Accommodation Project) based in Nuneaton, regularly plan activities together. read more...

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2015

The AGM (Annual General Meeting) was held on 21st October 2015. Our Management Team members were invited to meet with the Board of Trustees. read more...

STEPHENS STORY

I arrived at a Cyrenians House on 9th April 2014 at which time I was on the painful process of coming off heroin and vodka. read more...

COVENTRY UNIVERSITY VOLUNTEER FAIR NOV 2015

On Tuesday 10th November, Cyrenians attended the Volunteer Fair held at the Coventry University, this time in the student common room in the Richard Crossman building. read more...

VOLUNTEER SERVICE SUPPORT TEAM BUILDING DAY

On Friday 9th October, we held a Volunteer Service Support Team Building Day. read more...

COVENTRY FUN RUN CHARITY VILLAGE 2015

On Sunday 4th October we attended the Coventry Fun Run, in the War Memorial Park read more...

CYRENIANS CHRISTMAS DAY LUNCH EVENT 2015 1

On Christmas Day, Coventry Cyrenians will once again be welcoming people to the Methodist Central Hall in Coventry for a Christmas Day meal ... read more...

HARVEST FESTIVAL DONATIONS 2015

Cyrenians gratefully received an abundance of Harvest Festival produce again this year from the following Churches and schools ... read more...

COVENTRY UNIVERSITY VOLUNTEER FAIR OCT 2015

On Tuesday 13th October, Cyrenians attended the Volunteer Fair held at the Coventry University .. read more...

POSITIVE FEEDBACK FROM ALCOHOL AND MEDIATION SERVICE

Phil Smith (Young Person's Alcohol & Mediation Co-ordinator) who runs the service funded by Comic Relief, has put together a selection of positive feedback he has received so far. read more...

FAR GOSFORD STREET FOOD TRAIL

An event was held on Saturday 26th September - to celebrate all that’s great about Far Gosford Street, where you can find Fargo Village, as well as the living history of Coventry with links to its ska heritage, and Coventry City FC's past. read more...

UP-CYCLED COUNTERFEIT CLOTHING FOR SALE

Coventry University Fashion Students have up-cycled some counterfeit clothing donated to us by Coventry Trading Standards, with our 'Refreshed' logo, to sell in our Charity Shop. read more...

BAILEY SWINHOE VOLUNTEER SUCCESS STORY

After leaving school Bailey had little confidence, and suffered from depression and anxiety. She spent most of her days at home, barely leaving the house. One day she plucked up the courage to go out and look for a job. read more...

COMIC RELIEF FUNDED YP ALCOHOL AND MEDIATION SERVICE

The Comic Relief funded Cyrenians Alcohol and Mediation Service is exceeding its own expectations with all counselling appointments for young people being booked and attended on an on-going weekly basis. read more...

YAP RESIDENT COMPLETES PRINCES TRUST COURSE

The Princes Trust provide great opportunities for young people to improve their confidence, self-esteem, get involved in various activities and meet other young people. read more...

WINDSORS AND REFRESHED SUPERHERO DAY

On Friday 28th August, shop Manager Jenny, Bailey, and volunteers; Maya, Kayleigh and Yuhang decided to hold a ‘cash generation day’ with a Superhero theme. read more...

UNIVERSITY DONATIONS

Coventry University have recently donated 300 surplus bedding packs to Cyrenians, saving us hundreds of pounds each month. read more...

WARWICK UNIVERSITY STUDENTS MAKE BIG CONTRIBUTION TO TACKLE FOOD POVERTY

Students at Warwick University have collected and donated a huge amount of food for those suffering from food poverty in Coventry and Leamington . read more...

SPONSORED SLEEPOUT

I think the event went really well, we really achieved our aim to raise awareness and money for Coventry Cyrenians. read more...

LOVEITTS ESTATE AGENTS DONATION

Estate Agents who were keen to help a local homeless project have handed over a welcomed donation to Coventry Cyrenians. read more...

PARTNERSHIP OFF TO A WINNING START

The Compass and Cyrenians partnership for the Cyrenians Alcohol Mediation Service was off to a winning start when Phil Smith, the newly appointed coordinator of the service came to attend the weekly Compass team meeting for the first Single Point of Contact meeting part. read more...

JOE RICHARDS

It is with regret that we learned of the death of Joe Richards, who was found dead at his home in Coventry on 24th July. read more...

CHARITY RETAIL ASSOCIATION REFRESHED

Coventry Cyrenians (a charity supporting homeless and vulnerably housed people in Coventry and Warwickshire) are reaping the rewards of a unique three way collaboration with Trading Standards and Coventry University. read more...

COVENTRY UNIVERSITY FASHION STUDENTS

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COVENTRY GODIVA FESTIVAL

The Godiva festival, which welcomed over 180,000 people into the War Memorial Park on a bright summery read more...

COVENTRY PRIDE STALL

Windsors and Refreshed had a stall at the Coventry Gay Pride event, read more...

COVENTRY FOYER OPEN DAY

Cyrenians were invited at the Coventry foyer open day to network with other agencies attending the event. read more...

WALK TO SUPPORT - CIRCUITS FOR CYRENIANS

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STRATFORD PREPARATORY SCHOOL DONATION

Stratford Preparatory School in Stratford upon Avon held 2 fundraising events to raise money to help people who are homeless. Approximately 100 children and 15 staff took part in the event. read more...

POEM WRITTEN BY A CLIENT

A lot of heartache in my mind Thinking about the one’s I have hurt and left behind read more...

SPONSORED SLEEPOUT JUNE

Staff from the Intermediary Support Department at Coventry Mortgages and Godiva Mortgages (Coventry Building Society) will be taking part in a sponsored sleepout on 7th August 2015 to raise money for Cyrenians. read more...

INNOVATION IN CHARITY RETAIL AWARD

Cyrenians has been nominated for the ‘Innovation in Charity Retail’ based on an innovative collaboration whereby counterfeit clothing seized by Trading Standards offices in Coventry and Warwickshire have been up-cycled by the fashion department at Coventry University and sold by the charity under the brand name ‘Refreshed’ read more...

WALK TO SUPPORT JUNE - CIRCUITS FOR CYRENIANS

Walk to support Coventry Cyrenians (Circuits for Cyrenians) in partnership with Whitefriars Housing. read more...

BIG LOTTERY FUND GRANT RECEIVED

Cyrenians has been awarded £10,000 to boost training opportunities for young people in the city. Windsor’s and Refreshed in Far Gosford Street has secured a cash injection from the Big Lottery Fund to expand its training programme. read more...

SASHA CLIENT ACTIVITIES

Residents at SASHA were recently invited to a film and curry night organised by Narinder and Hannah (Housing Support Workers). read more...

STRATFORD SPONSORED BAG PACK AT MORRISONS

A bag packing event was arranged by staff from Stratford Residential and Outreach Service at Morrison’s in Stratford. read more...

RESIDENT GARDENING PROJECT PART ONE

The Coventry Supported Accommodation Service has recently started a Gardening Project with their residents. read more...

CYRENIANS OPEN DAY TO LAUNCH COVENTRY SUPPORTED ACCOMMODATION SERVICE

On Friday 8th May, we held an open day to launch our new service in Coventry, which is the ‘Coventry Supported Accommodation Service’. This is a residential service for single men and women in Coventry aged 16 and above, who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. read more...

SERVICE USERS REGISTERING TO VOTE

For some of our service users this was the first time they have registered to vote and for others they never have as they have become disillusioned with politics and politicians. We feel the issues that affect them are more apparent now more than ever. read more...

CYRENIANS STALL AT LLOYDS BANK

Staff and Volunteers from our charity shop, Windsor’s & Refreshed where invited by Lloyds Bank to have a stall at their Far Gosford Street branch, on Friday 27th March 2015. read more...

INTERMEDIARY SUPPORT DEPARTMENT OF THE COVENTRY BUILDING SOCIETY

Intermediary Support Department of the Coventry Building Society announced in December 2014 that their new Community Partner for the next year is Coventry Cyrenians. read more...

COMIC RELIEF AWARD

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UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK POLITICS SOCIETY SPONSORED SLEEPOUT

On the 18th February 2015, a group of seven students from the University of Warwick Politics Society slept rough in Coventry War Memorial Park to raise money for Coventry Cyrenians. read more...

LOCAL MUSICIAN RELEASING SINGLE TO RAISE MONEY FOR CYRENIANS

A local musician, Ross Darby has produced a single called “Devil and the deep blue sea”, featuring Lizzy Coughlan. He will be donating ALL proceeds to the Coventry Cyrenians. Money will be generated throughout the sales process and Ross wants it to go towards helping a charity in the city that he supports. read more...

SASHA CLIENT ACTIVITIES

Clients currently residing at SASHA (Stratford Accommodation for Single Homeless Adults) have enjoyed recent activities together. read more...

DONATION OF FRAMES AND PAINTINGS

Cyrenians have received a huge donation of large picture frames (81 in total) and approximately 40 oil paintings from Marie & Theresa Durkin. read more...

CLIENT FEEDBACK ON OUR SERVICES

Below are examples from three exit questionnaires completed with clients to provide staff with feedback on their stay in the service.Feedback from October exit questionnaire for YAP read more...

CHRISTMAS DAY AT THE METHODIST CENTRAL HALL 2014

Cyrenians held their annual event on Christmas day, at the Methodist Central Hall, welcoming all that may be homeless, lonely, vulnerable, or would have gone without a Christmas dinner. read more...

WOODLAND ACADEMY DONATION CHRISTMAS 2014

WOODLANDS ACADEMY DONATION read more...

CALUDON CASTLE SCHOOL CHRISTMAS MESSAGES 2014

We received lots of delightful Christmas cards with heartfelt messages from Pupils at Caludon Castle School, Coventry. read more...

REVERSE SANTAS GROTTO AT WINDSORS AND REFRESHED 2014

Staff at Windsor's & Refreshed held a 'reverse Santa's Grotto' read more...

JAGUAR LANDROVER DONATION 2014

A donation of £2,000 was made by Jaguar Land Rover Charities Committee to support the work of Coventry Cyrenians. read more...

DONATIONS RECEIVED AT CHRISTMAS 2014

Cyrenians gratefully received an abundance of Christmas gifts & food, toiletries and sleeping bags again this year from the following Churches, schools, local businesses and members of the public: read more...

COVENTRY 4 GOOD EVENT

Cyrenians attended the Coventry 4 Good event hosted by Voluntary Action Coventry. read more...

VOLUNTEER FAIR

On the 18th November, Cyrenians had a stall (manned by Jo Page & Laura Reynolds) at the Volunteer Fair held at the Coventry University in the James Starley Building. read more...

WARWICKSHIRE SP CONSULTATION AT YAP

A consultation meeting was held on Wednesday 19th November, with Supporting People and the residents at YAP as part of the Warwickshire Consultation process, which is currently taking place. read more...

SOCKS AND CHOCS

We have gratefully received yet another parcel from Socks & Chocs. This initiative was originally set up by a former soldier, PC Ian Northcott, known as the "busking bobby". read more...

DONATIONS FOR STRATFORD UPON AVON

We received a donation of Jackets and Trousers from Mary, at St Gregory’s St Vincents De Paul Society. read more...

CHALLENGE NETWORK

In July a group of young people attended from the challenge network to complete a community project for Cyrenians. read more...

CLIENT INVOLVEMENT GROUP

Client Involvement Group read more...