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Resources & Contact numbers

At the group, we provide numerous resources for people with fibromyalgia.

Fibromyalgia :-

There are leaflets and print outs that are available to take away with you.

These are to help you and your family/friends to understand what living with Fibromyalgia is like, and how we deal with it on a daily basis.

There are many accompanying symptoms that come with Fibromyalgia that you may not think. Such as I.B.S., Irritable Bladder, vertigo etc. 

We can offer help with the following :-

- applying for benefits

- blue badge applications

- disabled bus pass application forms 

Please note we are not able to complete the forms for you, but we are on hand to offer advice where/when needed. We may recommend you contact either C.A.B. or other agencies that are qualified to assist you further.

Contact numbers for benefits :-

E.S.A. New Claims 

0800 055 6688

Existing Claims and Change in Circumstance

0800 169 310

E.S.A & J.S.A, Income Support & Incapacity Benefit

0800 169 -310

Universal Credit

0800 169 0140


0800 169 2222

Maternity Allowance 

0800 731 0283

Or go to and follow the links 

Useful contacts in Coventry:-

C.A.B. 02476 223 284 - admin line only

03444 111 444 - advice line open Mon-Fri 9am - 4pm

Coventry Benefits Advice

Customer Service Centre, 

Floor 1, Broadgate House, Coventry, CV1 2FS

Coventry Law Centre

Oakwood House,

St Patricks road entrance



02476 223 053


Coventry City Council

Customer service Centre,

Broadgate House,



0808 583 4333 / 02476 834 024

Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

Email - 

Nuneaton C.A.B.

Town Hall, Coton Road, CV11 5AA

0808 250 5715

Drop in sessions on Tues and Thurs 10am-2pm

Email -

Bedworth C.A.B. 

25, Congrave Walk,


CV12 8LX

0808 278 7826 / 02476 643 206 

Email -

Warm Home Discount Scheme - a yearly amount paid to your energy provider if you are on the qualifying benefits. You need to contact your energy provider for more information, it is based on a first come first served basis. Also look at for more information.

Severn Trent Water - 

The Big Difference Scheme - you may be eligible for up to 90% off your water bill if you receive certain benefits. 

There are also 4 other schemes you can apply for, it depends which is relevant to you.

There is The WaterSure Fund, Water Direct, Severn Trent Trust Fund and a tariff for single occupancy. Or you may be better off with a water meter if you live alone.

Phone - 0800 785 4444

You can also contact them through WhatsApp, Twitter Messenger/Facebook.

Email - or go to their website and click on the links.


Blue Badge Application form - contact your local council via their website. There is a £10.00 charge for this for 3 years. 

Even if you are not in receipt of high rate of D.L.A or enhanced rate of P.I.P. mobility, you may still qualify for a blue badge. This normally means an assessment will take place with your local council.

Useful contacts:-

FMA UK (the main fibromyalgia organisation) 

National Helpline - 10am-4pm, Mon-Fri 0300 999 3333

Benefits Helpline - 10am-12pm, Mon-Fri 0300 999 0055

Head Office


Studio 3007

MileEnd Mill,

12,Seedhill Road, Paisley, PA1 1JS

Email :

- Disabled persons railcard

0345 605 0525

Email -

National Railcard

PO Box 10776


LE65 9FA

Cost is £20.00 for 1 year or £54.00 for 3 years (saving of £6.00)

- Just Can't Wait card 

0800 031 5406

Please note you can download the card for free or apply by completing the form, there is a £2.95 charge for this.

An app called 'Flush' can be downloaded on to your smartphone, it will direct you to the nearest toilet, it can be useful if you are in a unfamiliar area, town, city etc.

- C.E.A. card (allows carers to go to cinema free when accompanying you)

Yearly cost of £6.00

Email -

01244 526 016

Our shop :-

Fibromyalgia merchandise can be purchased, example awareness badges, wristbands, pens, etc

- Some disability aids, for example a radar key, blue badge holders, long reach grabber etc


Any of our committee and members will always have time to sit and chat with you. Between us we have a wealth of knowledge and understanding and we are always willing to help and offer support by sharing experiences on dealing with Fibromyalgia.

We have a good support network through our Facebook  pages, messenger, texts, WhatsApp, emails or a phone call.

There is a coffee morning, on a Tuesday, when the group is not on. They meet at The Castle Grounds, Little Park Street, Coventry, CV1 2UR. The group meets from 11.00am onwards. 

Library :-

Fibromyalgia books that can be borrowed on a lending system.

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