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.
A Message from West Midlands Police
We often hear about what the police do to improve our safety. Here are some things they will NOT do.
Christmas Bulletin 2019
for an update on various activities carried out by the COV Management Committee over recent months.
Christmas can be a very difficult time for people if they don’t have family and friends around. So Chat Central is offering a festive drop-in, and everyone is welcome!
Read about it here
Disability Shoppers' Charter
A new Charter to make the City centre more disability-friendly has been drawn up by the Disability Equality Action Partnership and the Business Improvement District. You can read the full story on the Coventry City Council website, here
Age Friendly Coventry Project Ends
We regrettably have to report that this project, for which COV had such high hopes, has come to an end. Read more about the decision here
Have you heard about:
The Go CV card gives local residents discounts or free entry to some of the City’s events, activities and attractions.
Read more here
Steps for Change
Steps for Change is a project that aims to tackle the problem of rough sleepers on the streets of Coventry. It has been running for two years, providing practical assistance and access to support agencies, but until now it operated only on one day per week. Now the programme has been expanded to operated five days per week, and has moved to a larger venue in the City Arcade. You can read more about Steps for Change here
TV Licence Scam
Age UK have issued a warning about bogus emails, claiming to be from TV Licensing. You can read the full details on their website here