Coventry Older Voices
Welcome to the website of Coventry Older Voices – the organization that speaks out on behalf of the City's over-50’s.
In case you don’t already know, we reject the stereotypical view of older people, and regard ourselves as an asset to our community, not a burden. And while we aim to ensure that our own interests are not ignored, we are also determined to contribute to the society of which we are part.
Our interests range from public transport to policing; from health and social services to the provision of information; from combatting social isolation to safety in public spaces. We work with a number of other local organisations to achieve our aims, including the City Council in their bid to make Coventry an Age Friendly City, as defined by the World Health Organisation.
Some of our most recent activities and events are shown below, and you can read about them in more detail by clicking on the (read more…) links, or by using the page menu at the top of this page.
You are welcome to join us – it’s free and you will receive copies of our Newsletter.
The NHS Long Term Plan
COV members have been invited to take part in a focus group to discuss the future of the NHS, especially in relation to older people.
Find out more here
Age UK TV Licence Campaign
Age UK are trying to persuade the Government to continue funding TV licences for the over 75s, and have organized a petition.
You can read about this, and maybe sign the petition, here
COV and Age UK Coventry
Age UK Coventry are no longer able to provide COV with the level of financial and administrative support they have in the past. This article discusses how this came about, and how it will affect COV in the future.
Read more details here
A Very Expensive Bench
Can you believe that this bench cost £8,000?
We certainly find it difficult.
Read the full story here
Health and Social Care Meeting Gets "Thumbs Up"
COV members who went to this meeting on 30th May voted it a great success.
Read about it here
Volunteering at University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire.
Do you have some spare time and want to put it to good use?
is an article on volunteering by COV Management Committee member Gaile Allen.
An Invitation from the Belgrade Theatre
Click here for details of the Belgrade Theatre's invitation to try something new on Wednesday 15th May.
A Message from
"Help shape the future of the NHS and care"
People who have experience of disability or long-term health conditions are invited to share their experiences of the NHS with the Care Quality Commission.
Full details can be found here
Meeting Includes Talk on Cyber-Crime
COV’s recent meeting at Coventry Foyer included the AGM, talks on Healthwatch Coventry and avoiding cyber-crime, and a discussion on issues affecting COV members.
You can read a full report here
Have Your Say on Policing in the City
Coventry City Council want your opinion on the introduction of a "Public Spaces Protection Order"
Read more here
Street Watch Coventry
We have been asked by West Midlands Police to pass on some information about making your neighbourhood a safer place.
Read more here
COV Members have been helping with this research project at Coventry University.
You can read more here
Data Protection and Privacy
COV have been taking steps to ensure that their members's data is secure, and that they they don't receive unwanted communications.
Read more here