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User groups: All service users

Region: West Midlands

Grapevine helps all kinds of people experiencing isolation, poverty and disadvantage in Coventry and Warwickshire. Our vision is local citizens with the skills and confidence to act on what they care about; connecting through their shared humanity, taking power into their own hands and regenerating their communities. We want to help every area of the UK do the same. Thirteen years ago Grapevine was a small single-issue charity helping Coventry people with learning disabilities get a more just life, a life like any other. The work had taught us that real change in a person’s life could not come from service provision. That if you want people to take charge of who they are and who they might become then you have to do something different. Our hunch about what different looked like went like this… ‘What people really need is love, intimacy, purpose, friendship, hope. People can meet these needs in each other through two-way flows of support. Two-way flows of support can solve their problems for good.’ So we took action and began a journey into exploring new methods. And we expanded our reach to offer support to all kinds of people facing tough times, whatever labels or diagnosis they were given.
024 7663 1040
123 Upper Spon Street, Spon End, Coventry, CV1 3BQ