15th May 2015



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. The service also aims to work with people who have issues such as mental health or drugs and alcohol and are willing to engage with the appropriate agencies to address these needs as part of the support planning process.  Accommodation is mainly in shared houses across Coventry.  

Pictured here; Izzy Hawkins (Operations Manager, Cyrenians), Amy Agnew (Support Worker Compass) and Waqas Ali (CSAS Team Manager, Cyrenians).

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The open day was held at our charity coffee & retail shop, Windsor’s & Refreshed, Far Gosford Street (next to the Fargo Village).

Our Young Person’s Alcohol & Mediation Service was also promoted on the day.  This service is jointly run by Cyrenians & Compass (substance misuse service) and funded by Comic Relief.  This service is for 14-18 year olds and aims to prevent young people becoming homeless by offering mediation and alcohol harm reduction support as an early intervention to families that are struggling with the young person’s behaviour.  

Staff & volunteers at Windsor's & Refreshed                            Staff & clients having a chat 

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The open day was attended by trustees, staff, volunteers, clients and local agencies throughout the city. 

 Pictured here Rachel Hayward (Trustee)             Waqas Ali (Team Manager) speaking to local agencies    

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