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“I ‘ve never experienced a chance like this to thrive… full respect for the representation Grapevine gives by being guiding hands along the journey.”

Bengy Jake Speer, Changemaker and City of Culture Leadership Team member

Esther Foreman

“The movement we’ve seen in Coventry is revolutionising public health. We can’t wait to see what Grapevine do next.”

Esther Foreman, CEO, The Social Change Agency

Matt McStravick

“In the years to come, the skill of supporting diverse people to forge deep relationships is going to be vital. Grapevine wrote the book on this.”

Matthew McStravick, Creative Director, Deepr Design
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New advocacy service launched in Coventry for autistic people and people with learning disabilities

A fresh approach to advocacy in Coventry will help bring autistic and learning disabled people back from the margins of crisis and build self-advocacy skills for a more resilient, independent future. Funded by the Henry Smith Charity, a national organisation providing grants to reduce social and economic disadvantage, the advocacy service is delivered by local […]

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Closed for the State Funeral

Grapevine will close this Monday (19 September) as a mark of respect for the State Funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Our staff and trustees are saddened by the passing of Her Majesty on 8 September after more than 70 years as The Queen. Our longest reigning monarch. Among her many other duties, Her […]

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Grapevine’s training for NHS staff raised as best practice in fight to improve lives of people with learning disabilities

A national study to identify good examples of learning disability awareness training for health professionals has highlighted Grapevine’s work in Coventry and Warwickshire as a case study of effective best practice. Our Health Team is made up of people with lived experience of learning disabilities and project leads, Alice and Kelly. Together they deliver a […]

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