Council Tax and Hardship Fund
Anyone living in Coventry who is finding it difficult to pay their Council Tax should contact the Council Tax Team to discuss alternative payment arrangements.
If you have been affected by coronavirus and you are concerned about making your Council Tax payments, you can visit Coventry’s COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and Council Tax page, call 024 7683 1111, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you email, please put ‘COVID-19’ in the subject box.
You can contact Coventry’s benefits team for advice and support if your income has been affected by coronavirus – you can email email@example.com, telephone 024 7683 1800, or access the following website visiting our Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support page.
Support grants or crisis awards
Independent benefits and debt advice
Coventry Independent Advice Service continues to provide free benefits and debt advice to Coventry residents throughout the coronavirus pandemic. Advice and support is now available via an online enquiry form.
They are also introducing a ‘live chat’ option on their website. Visit their website for details of how to make contact.
Coventry Law Centre – supporting people with benefits problems
The Coventry Law Centre is providing extra help to Coventry Council to provide advice on benefits issues due to the circumstances people are facing because of the coronavirus outbreak.
Coventry Law Centre has new temporary working arrangements at the moment. Please visit the website for the latest information Law Centre website.
Family Hubs across Coventry are posting hints, tips and support on their Facebook pages:
Domestic Violence helpline
For anyone in Coventry city who may be a victim of domestic abuse and violence, the Safe to Talk helpline is available Monday to Friday 8.30am - 5.30pm and Saturday to Sunday, 10am - 1pm. For support call 0800 111 4998