05th July 2017


Cyrenians were invited to have a stall at the Positive Images Festival Annual Community Information Fair on Friday 16th June, held in Coventry City Centre.

The stall was a success once again. It allowed for invaluable interaction with members of the public and other agencies across Coventry. We were able to spread the word about homelessness in Coventry and about the services that we provide to the public. Some people were already aware of Cyrenians due to our history within the city; however they were not fully informed about how we had evolved as a charity. Referral forms and leaflets were handed out throughout the day providing people with the knowledge needed to help spread the word about Cyrenians.  We also received some welcome donations.

Positive Images Festival 2017

“There was a good level of interest from the public who often did not know the full range of support Cyrenians provided and had no knowledge of the AIMS provision, so it was a good opportunity to promote Cyrenians.  As a practitioner, the festival was very useful to me as I had the opportunity to meet with a member of a mental health service I was not aware of and this could prove to be a valuable service to AIMS clients and also mutually beneficial to their service and lead to joint working cases.”  

Phil Smith (YP Alcohol & Mediation  Co-ordinator, Cyrenians)