Help to Heal
Inner City Life has received funding from The National Lottery Community Fund to further our efforts in supporting the local community.
We will use the grant to help those most in need access essential food items, toiletries and PPE. Our support offer includes emergency food parcels, which are available from our centrally located site near the city centre, or available for home delivery.
Additionally, the funding has enabled us to extend and increase our therapeutic counselling sessions from 24 to 40 hours per month, as well as provide access to other wellbeing services including welfare advice, housing advice, applications assistance and pastoral support.
We recognise the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in great mental distress and have increased our efforts accordingly, by expanding our drop-in hours and staying open throughout the crisis.
Here at Inner City Life, we are offering free, confidential counselling sessions with a professional counsellor. Suitable for anyone experiencing emotional difficulty, substance or drug misuse or just needs someone to talk to.
The counselling addresses a wide range of needs including domestic abuse, sexual abuse, complex trauma, abuse, anxiety, depression, grief, loss, substance misuse, drug addiction, alcohol dependence etc.
All sessions will be free of charge due to receiving grant funding from Collective Voice for the project.
The sessions will be conducted by a level 6 qualified professional counsellor with a first class degree in counselling theory and practice from Coventry University.
Inner City Life provides a food bank service to those experiencing difficult circumstances such as homelessness, emergency and temporary accommodation and limited leave to remain.
We also deliver food parcels directly to those living in supported accommodation.