Coventry Safeguarding Adults Board newsletter

coventry safeguarding adults board

May 2023

Meet the Chair

Derek B

Welcome to the May edition of the CSAB newsletter, which we hope will be of value to all our partners across the city in your work with some of the most vulnerable people in our communities. There are useful items on the cost of living pressures, how to find help and support and other practical information pieces.

SAR Toolkit

The Safeguarding Adult Review toolkit has been updated.

It includes advice on what a SAR is, referrals, being part of a SAR panel or practitioner event, involving individuals and families, methodologies and the governance process. Please access the toolkit and take a look.

Coventry Energy Fund

New fund to help those struggling with energy bills or heating issues.

Thanks to support from Coventry Building Society, local energy experts Act on Energy has got a new funding pot to help people across Coventry who may be struggling with their energy bills or perhaps need help towards repair, servicing or replacement boilers and heating systems.

The new scheme called Coventry Energy Fund is designed to help those who

  • Live in Coventry
  • Have a combined gross household income of less than £30,000 a year
  • Have no household savings
  • Have someone living with a vulnerability (such as a long term health condition like COPD; pregnancy; disabled and in receipt of DLA or PIP or in receipt of free school meals). There is some discretion to this part of the scheme so it’s well worth checking to see if you qualify.

Applicants will be required to provide evidence of their customer account with their energy or water provider

Local energy advice charity, Act on Energy, is administering the scheme and you can apply online

You can also call our freephone advice line for more info on 0800 988 2881.

Act on Energy

Help available to install and fix boilers

Living in a home with no – or broken – heating and hot water is miserable at any time of the year. This is particularly true in the winter of course.

And if you have an illness made worse by living in a cold home, it can have a devastating impact on your physical and mental health.

But there is help at hand for those living in their own or privately rented properties in the Coventry area.

Keeping Coventry Warm has got funding available to help install - or fix  - boilers and central heating systems. 

Anyone with a chronic or acute health condition or disability which is made worse by the cold (such as respiratory conditions, arthritis, diabetes or heart disease) can apply for help. Income criteria applies but it’s well worth residents contacting Coventry City Council’s partner,  Act on Energy to see if they can help.

You can contact them for free on 0800 988 2881 or via the website

Contact Details

Safeguarding Adults - it’s everyone’s business

The City Council website provides additional information on adult safeguarding:

Safeguarding Adults webpage.

If you have concerns about safety and how others treat you/someone else, contact:

Adult Social Care
Tel: 024 7683 3003

Mental Health - Single Point of Entry
Tel: 0300 200 0011

You can also get in touch with the Safeguarding Boards Team regarding matters relating to the Safeguarding Adults Board:

Tel: 024 7697 5477