The Coventry Irish Society was set up in response to a need to provide health and welfare services to some of the most vulnerable members of the Irish community in Coventry. Coventry Irish Society also acts as a ‘gateway’ that enables Coventry’s Irish community to access other mainstream services.
Another fundamental aim for the Society is to promote a positive sense of Irish identity and promote Irish heritage and culture within the city.
Coventry Irish Society is affiliated to the Irish in Britain, that is the umbrella organisation for the Irish community in Britain.
As the organisation has developed it has expanded into a wider range of health and welfare provision including Health Outreach in partnership with the NHS.
The Society hosted a Midlands wide Irish Survivors project from 2001-2014 to bring more than 500 people through Redress for institutional childhood abuse they suffered in the Republic of Ireland.
We also provide a broad range of health and welfare advice to the Irish community in general, including benefits, housing and befriending. Specialist advice includes Irish Passports, Irish Pensions and issues concerning Irish Survivors.