Free Treatments for Deserving Dads at Amethyst Centre in Coventry


It’s Fathers Day on Sunday! To celebrate, we at the Centre have decided to give one lucky Deserving Dad a free treatment with us here in Coventry. It’s completely free to enter too!

All you have to do is to tell us your Deserving Dad’s name, why he deserves a free treatment, and your contact details. Just email us at or telephone us on 024 7644 0186 by 5pm on Friday.

The lucky Deserving Dad will be contacted on Saturday 18th June and the treatment must be taken at the Amethyst Centre by Friday 1st June.

Treatments available include: Reiki, Angelic Reiki, Atlantean Healing, Crystal Healing, Aromatherapy.

Please spread the word of this beautiful, kind and absolutely FREE offer from our staff to Dads in Coventry!

Oh and one last thing. If you enter the competition, we will send out some distance Reiki healing to everyone who enters, and their Dads too.


Robyn Rainbow is with Amethyst Centre in Coventry all week Monday to Friday !


Robyn Rainbow is with us all week Monday to Friday and you can book her via our website booking page Her therapies are Usui Reiki, Lemurian Reiki, Angelic Reiki and Atlantean Healing. We also welcome Michelle Heyes to the Centre this week. She is our Foot Health practitioner and provides many services that the NHS has now ceased to provide, so if you know someone who needs to find someone to help look after their feet, please pass our details on.

If you’d like a treatment with Chris this week, her best days are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday morning. Her treatments are Reiki, crystal healing, chakra balancing, aromatherapy and NYR Organic facials.

Let’s have a look at how the week shapes up:

Monday 13th Centre is open 10 – 4, with Robyn available all day if booked. Chris is also available 10 – 12 and 2 – 4.

Tuesday 14th Centre is open 10 – 4. Robyn and Chris are available all day if booked.

Wednesday 15th Centre is open 10 – 8. Robyn is available 10 – 4 by appointment. Michelle Heyes is with us between 12 and 3pm and you can book her using the bookings link Hari the physio is also with us between 12 and 8pm.

Thursday 16th Centre is open 10 – 7. Chris is available for treatments between 10 and 12, and Robyn is available 10 – 4 by appointment. Derrick the spiritual healer is here from 1 to 5. If you’d like to book for a specific therapy of his it will cost you £25 for half an hour. Helen Charles is with us from 2 – 7pm, and this week is different. She is offering the chance to become a Reflexology case study for only £10. At the time of writing she has slots available at 2, 3 and 5pm. Booking is via the bookings link.

Friday 17th the Centre is open from 9 to 4pm. Sofia the physio is with us from 9 – 4pm. Robyn is available between 10 and 4 by appointment.

Saturday 18th the Centre is open from 10 am to 8pm. Our “Social Media for Therapists” course is very popular and at the time of writing we only have 2 spaces left on it. This workshop will kickstart your social media presence across at least 4 platforms. Book using this link:

Hari the physio is with us from 1pm till 8.30 pm.

Advance notice

Introduction to Colour Therapy on June 25th with Amanda Miller, £40. This workshop is an informal introduction to colour and its use in therapy, and if you are interested in learning the Colour Mirrors system, it is a really good introduction to that. We have just a couple of places left on it, and you can book here:

Reiki Level 1 on July 2nd taught by Chris. This costs £100 and includes attunement, manual, certification, instruction in self-healing and working on other people, and also ongoing mentorship if required. If you are already attuned to level 1 then you are welcome to come for a top-up for a fee of £30. Booking through this page:

If any of you are already attuned to Reiki at Level 2, I will be accepting Reiki Master students from July.

Appoint Us Services – an Upcoming Community Interest Company from #Coventry !

appointwoman winnerWe were so happy to have been selected as finalists for the Women Who Awards for 2016 and absolutely overwhelmed to have won this and by the judges comments about us.

Our Judges were extremely impressed by the work Appoint Us Services are doing in the local community.  The Judges selected Appoint Us Services as Winner of this Award because of their passion, determination and selflessness to deliver a whole raft of services to a neglected sector of the community in an extremely professional manner.  Congratulations!

Appoint Us Services is a relatively new organisation set up by people all passionate about promoting the independence of people in need and to support the professionals already supporting those people. We hope to make their lives easier with the range of services we provide.

As a CIC we also give back to the local community. Money that we make benefits groups of people that we may work with. So far we have worked with Coventry and Warwickshire Foodbanks by regularly donating , UCHW Charity raising funds, helping local homeless charities and also set up a successful Dementia Café in Coventry which we are now in the process of making in to a mobile community and dementia café project.

We have a Social Care Department that provide any Independent Social Care Services such as Reviews, Welfare Reports, Mental Capacity Assessments, Certificate providing for Lasting powers of Attorney, Access to independent Occupational Therapy Assessments, Continuing Healthcare Checklisting and DST meeting attendance. The Department also offers Specialist Advocacy

We have a Therapeutic Department that offer Therapeutic Arts including Art, Craft, Drama, Dance and Music and also Pet Therapy/ Petting Services with a range of different dogs and a miniature horse. All of the animals are temperament tested and covered by insurance. Services can be for individuals or groups at home or in residential settings.

Our Support Services offer a sitting service to give carers a break, companionship, meal preparation and support around eating, shopping, accompanying to appointments and trips out, helping with changes of accommodation – support around marketing properties, packing, unpacking, finding suitable alternative accommodation etc. We also support people in transition from a residential environment to their own home. In fact if there is something we can help with we will do it. We do not however offer personal care. All of these services can be as a one off or regularly.

We are Corporate Appointees appointed by the Department of Work and Pensions which means we can manage the benefit income of those unable to do so for themselves. We can also help with budgeting.

Other services include Appropriate Adult (representing vulnerable people that find themselves in the Justice system), Funeral Planning, Access to legal services.

We also offer help to people who live abroad who may have family in the UK that may need some support

We are currently relocating our offices to somewhere more in line with our growth and business development and so from June 13th will be at The Rural Innovation Centre , Avenue H , Stoneleigh Park,  CV8 2LG . For more information please visit our website email us on or telephone us on our new number  02476998414 .


Foot loose with happy feet!

The holiday season hasn’t quite started but I’m sure people are looking forwards to it !
I always found June to be rather an odd month in which you have to get everything done so you can go on holiday but the weather usually improves and you get that sense of itchy feet.So we can help with that!

Our therapist Faye offers a therapeutic pedicure which will get your hippopotatrotters into shape for the holidays, and we are bringing on board Michelle Heyes who is a foot health practitioner for those truly horrible problems with fungal infections or hard skin. Males and females catered for.

My mom always used to say, if your feet hurt it showed in your face, and I’m quite sure that she was right. So come to the Centre in June and treat your feet ! £25 per treatment.

If your feet are fine but maybe they are sore, we can offer a foot and lower leg massage. Arnica salve is really good for muscle soreness, and Faye and Chris both offer that massage for £25.

Finally, we do offer treatment of the whole body through the feet. This is known as reflexology and Faye and Tallulah can offer that. Sessions are £35.

Faye is in on Wednesday mornings and Saturday mornings.
Michelle will be in on Wednesday afternoons from the 15th June.
Chris’s sessions are Tuesdays and Thursday mornings.

Contact Us at :







The Amethyst Centre

88 Walsgrave Road
Tel: 024 7644 0186

Washing Machine Repair Coventry

Widespread Washing Machine Fault Error Codes

Washing machines are straightforward yet vital machines and they are the pinnacle of utility rooms pretty much everywhere, reducing time and energy on the washing of garments and removal of tough unsightly stains. However, from time to time your washing machine can not work properly which is frequently conveyed to you via a washing machine fault message. These messages are designed to tell you as the user what’s incorrect with your washing machine and this will often help in the washing machine repair technique.


Future Appliances have a team of expert engineers, who have huge expertise, in washing machine repairs in Coventry. Fast and often same day service available. Call today on 02476685223 .

When these fault messages occur it is very important understand which error message code is being shown and what you ought to do following a specific fault message. As many are more serious as opposed to others, understanding these fault messages may be essential in saving time and cash on washing machine fixes and ensure your washing machine is installed and operating again very quickly. This post will assist you to understand several Bosch washing machine, Siemens washing machine and Neff washing machine fault messages, (and what to do when these messages appear) as well as help with other hotpoint washing machine error codes which may appear as soon as your washing machine malfunctions.

Bosch Washing Machine, Siemens Washing Machine and Neff Washing Machine Error Codes

Washing machine fault codes are created to allow assist the owner establish problems that their washing machine has suffered and should there be any approaches that they can repair it at home prior to when it has to be sent to a repair centre or returned to the manufacturer. Numerous fault codes are not serious whatsoever and can be solved without any problem whilst other issues will need the attention of a technician in order that your washing machine is repaired quickly.

It is sometimes complicated however to work out just what exactly these fault codes mean due to the fact that they can provide no information about the type of the fault, they simply communicate ‘F02’ or ‘F06’ as an example. It’s impossible to know the difference among these numbers if you aren’t sufficiently informed which is why we are right here to help!

Washing Machine Repair Coventry – Exactly what do

An error code has made an appearance on your washing machine but it is here to assist you identify the trouble. It’s critical to first make certain you have disconnected your washing machine ahead of looking to find a solution to the problem. This is true for those home appliances and is vital to take note of whilst aiming to fix any electric powered gadget. The error codes will likely be Identifying your Washing Machine Error.

The initial fault that can occur is F01 or F17. This fault code is a fault as a result of problems with the water level within your model. Ensure that the water source is switched off before you decide to make an effort to solve the problem and then make certain that water tubes aren’t kinked or caught beneath the washing machine unit. You can even look into the electrical connection to the washing machine, the hose pipe filters or perhaps the intake valves. If the code still continues to display just after you have carried out these diagnostic checks then look at the hose pipe for damages or blockage and the pressure switch. Electrical connection difficulties really should be changed if they’re not working correctly.

F02 / F03 indicates an error in the washing machine heaters. If you notice this fault message look into the heater completely and all of its contacts. Look into the module within the washing machine in case the problem still continues or get in touch with us for repair.

F06 Or F07 suggests an NTC thermistor sensor fault therefore, the NTC sensing unit needs to be checked out and its particular connections.

Other Washing Machine Issues F03 / F18 implies that there’s a water drainage problem. To check this, check the pressure switch is on full. Should it be on full then your washing machine is most probably being blocked by waste inside of the water pump and this can be taken out accordingly.

F04 Or F05 And F21 Or F42 / F43 And F44 all communicate a motor fault or malfunction inside of your washing machine machine. For Starters look into the washing machine carbon brushes to see if there’re defective or worn out and check out your electrical plug and wires for corrosion and damage due to wear. If these complications continue to persist then it is best to call us for washing machine repair.

F08 And F09 states that there is heating caused in the washing machine that shouldn’t be being created. When the appliance becomes incredibly hot by carrying out a rinse cycle then again ask for washing machine repair.

F10 pertains to a communication error between washing machine unit and its particular electric motor. Checking the contacts in between those two components of apparatus will address this issue.

Future Appliances have a team of expert engineers, who have huge expertise, in washing machine repairs in Coventry. Fast, affordable and often same day service available. Call today on 02476685223

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Who is responsible for asbestos compliance in domestic properties ? By ASSISI CONSULTING

Understanding the legal obligation for statutory compliance is fundamental to implementing and maintaining safe systems to ensure building users are not caused personal injury or illness by the condition of any premises. However, legal obligation can be very confusing when it comes to dealing with domestic properties.

The duty holder
In order to understand who is responsible for looking after domestic properties, it is necessary to understand the term “duty holder”. The term is used to describe the nominated person who has the ultimate legal obligation for maintaining safe and compliant premises. This duty holder can be a corporate body or a person, by virtue of his or her role in the company or as identified by relevant legislation.

The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 (CAR) defines the duty holder as:
every person who has, by virtue of a contract or tenancy, an obligation of any extent in relation to the maintenance or repair of non-domestic premises or any means of access or egress to or from those premises in relation to any part of non-domestic premises where there is no such contract or tenancy, every person who has, to any extent, control of that part of those non-domestic premises or any means of access or egress to or from those premises.

With regard to asbestos compliance, the division of responsibility between the landlord and the tenant is fairly straightforward. The extent of the legal duty is determined by the terms of the tenancy agreement or contract that applies. Contracts between the landlord and tenant could possibly have a “compliance with laws” or “statutory compliance” clause obliging the tenant to comply with all statutes, common law and other relevant codes of practice. This would absolve the landlord from any statutory compliance obligations. It would also provide the landlord with direct action against the tenant for breach of lease as a consequence of the tenant’s failure to comply.

In the absence of such contract, the responsibility steers back towards the party who has the greatest degree of control over the premises, which in most cases will be the landlord.

The only other scenario is when the landlord decides to retain full maintenance and upkeep responsibilities for the premises in which the tenant resides; this makes the landlord accountable.

Domestic considerations

CAR is directed at those who manage non-domestic premises, so domestic landlords might be confused when it comes to asbestos compliance. It is perfectly plausible that residential landlords would read these regulations and conclude that they do not need to worry about asbestos in their property.

However, two other matters need to be considered when dealing with domestic property.

Multi-residence sites, such as blocks of flats with communal areas and areas where plant and other services are in place, although non-commercial, are still regarded as workplaces. This is because contractors, tradesmen and others are likely to need access to these areas. They therefore fall under CAR and so the landlord is required to maintain the areas in a good condition and must take appropriate measures to prevent exposure to asbestos.

Any landlord of a residential property who has maintenance responsibilities for the structure and exterior of a building, eg water and gas pipes, electrical wiring, boilers and fixed heaters and water heaters for those premises, will be regarded as a duty holder. He or she would therefore be responsible for the same reason: ie that contractors, tradesmen and anybody else likely to work there and risk disturbing the asbestos needs to be informed.

Further legislation
Under CAR, landlords do not have a duty to manage asbestos risk in domestic premises. However, it is not that simple, as other legislative requirements do impose obligations on landlords. Also, in a broader sense, asbestos management needs to be considered.

Health and Safety at Work, etc Act 1974
This Act is more relevant in non-domestic properties. However, if the landlord employs staff to look after the domestic property and the maintenance of those premises, then the site of work becomes a workplace. As an employer, the landlord has general obligations to conduct activities in such a way that staff and tenants are not exposed to any health and safety risk from asbestos. This is especially true in the case of housing associations or council housing.

Landlord and Tenant Act 1985
Before the beginning of any tenancy, the property due to be leased must be fit for human habitation and the landlord is required to maintain basic standards. This Act places obligations on the landlord for any asbestos-containing material that is in an unsafe condition and needs to be repaired. Failure to fulfil them may mean that the property does not comply with the Act.

Defective Premises Act 1972
This Act imposes duty of care on the landlord, and requires that no-one should be at risk from property in a defective state. For example, any ACM must be in a good state of repair. This Act also prohibits landlords from contracting out their liabilities because no “compliance with laws” or “statutory compliance” clause within a lease will release them from their statutory liability.

Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015
These Regulations make no exclusion for small projects and so apply to all construction projects, whether they are concerned with structural alterations or fitting out. Duties are only applicable when the project is associated with a business or other undertaking. This can include local authorities, school governors, insurance companies and project originators on private finance initiative projects. It is the type of client that matters and not the type of property: Domestic dwellers that have work carried out on their own home or the home of a family member also have duties under the Regulations with responsibilities passed onto the principal designer / contractor.

Buildings insurance
Although it is not a legal requirement, when taking out insurance landlords should give consideration to any terms and conditions in their contracts that nullify their insurance if they do not fully comply with health and safety legal requirements relating to their property.

Trying to identify the pieces of legislation that apply to any particular rented property can be confusing, it is much easier simply to ensure compliance with all regulations.

It is prudent for landlords to take legal advice, follow best practice for asbestos management and ensure a safe environment for tenants and workers.
Landlords should, therefore, as a minimum, carry out an initial asbestos inspection, identify any asbestos-containing material that could pose a risk and identify and inform all who are likely to disturb it; whether tradesmen, contractors, staff or tenants.

Coventry and Warwickshire Reinvestment Trust (CWRT) becomes national start up loans provider‏

Coventry, 9 May 2016. The Coventry and Warwickshire Reinvestment Trust (CWRT) has announced that it is opening up its start up loans to companies nationally.

Loan applicants no longer need to attend CWRT’s Coventry offices for an interview, as applicants are now being interviewed over Skype if they are outside of the core Coventry, Warwickshire, West Midlands, Northants, Oxfordshire and Leicestershire regions.

 Indeed, the Coventry based loan provider has helped Christopher Sekyere, from London, who received a CWRT Micro-Loan of £1,000 to help with his new sports company. Up & Coming Sports Ltd offers personalised strengthening and conditioning programs to young players in football. His work consists of assisting young players at all levels in their physical development.

 As a delivery partner for the government backed Start-Up Loans company, CWRT has successfully funded over 100 start-ups in 2015, and is looking to match or beat that number in 2016, with its two main products – the new CWRT Micro-Loan and its existing Start Up Loan.

 In the responsible finance provider’s efforts to expand nationally, it is already listed on Leicester and Northants county council websites to inform local businesses of the new avenue of funding.

CWRT’s new Micro-Loan product lends from £500 – £4,500 to start-ups seeking financial assistance for immediate needs, such as office equipment, marketing expenses or a website upgrade, while the Start Up Loan lends up to £25,000.

 Allison Evering, new start-up loans officer at CWRT, explains: “We have grown our team and now want to help more companies to realise their dreams. I am especially interested in supporting more black and ethnic minority and female run businesses. We offer a real alternative for companies that are unable to access mainstream finance. Our loans are part of our national start-ups initiative and we are looking to attract more companies wherever they are.”

 While there are many uses of CWRT loans, they have successfully been used in conjunction with grants, so providing the match funding often necessary to gain free grant funding.

 The CWRT Micro-Loan and Start Up loan are available to anyone over the age of 18, owning a UK business. The loan itself can be spread over a 1 to 5 year period with a competitive fixed interest rate of 6%.  There are no administration or early repayment fees, so for businesses proving to be even more successful than anticipated it can be paid off much more quickly.

 To find out more about CWRT Micro-Loans,

About CWRT

 CWRT is a not-for-profit specialist finance provider committed to supporting businesses and individuals based in Coventry and Warwickshire. It provides flexible and competitive finance designed to meet the needs of entrepreneurs and businesses from the Coventry & Warwickshire area who are unable to obtain loans from mainstream sources of finance.

CWRT understands that obtaining business finance can sometimes be a challenge. The lack of a track record, unreasonable security arrangements, past financial problems or simply not meeting conventional credit scoring methods may raise barriers to obtaining funding.

Since 2004, after receiving funding from various organisations including the European Regional Development Fund, Coventry City Council, RGN Rural/ WCC Urban programme, Warwickshire County Council, CWLEP Growing Places and the Start Up Loans Company, CWRT has loaned nearly £5 million to start-up and existing businesses in Coventry and Warwickshire that have had difficulty in raising finance elsewhere.

More information about funding:

For more information, contact Mike Musson at  024 76 551 777

The Pet Show brings L.A’s internet sensation, Tuna the dog to #Warwickshire this July!

pet showNow in its forth year, the annual fur filled event, The Pet Show is coming back to Warwickshire’s Stoneleigh Park, and this time, it’s bigger and better.
For 2016, the U.K’s largest multi-pet event is teaming up with The Midlands Food & Drink Festival, so there’s literally something for Mum, Dad, the kids and even the pets!

Taking place over the weekend of 23rd and 24th July, the show is set to welcome some 20,000 people to the event, which this year boasts a variety of stunning live performances, including the hit internet sensation Tuna the dog, who will be flying all the way from the United States to be at this year’s Pet Show!

With 1.3 million followers on Instagram, Tuna has developed a massive celebrity following with fans including Reese Witherspoon, Ariana Grande, Hilary Duff and Georgia May Jagger, so people attending the Pet Show are in for an exclusive treat with this lovable pooch.

Ian Sear from The Pet Show said: “As a family run business, The Pet show is not only ideal for occupying children during the summer break but it’s also great value for money and a chance to get outdoors with the entire family, tearing everyone away from their electronic devices for a day!

“Four years on, the show is going from strength to strength and we’re really excited about this year’s line-up with one of the biggest internet sensations from 2015, plus the partnership with The Midlands Food & Drink Festival which willenable visitors to enjoy two shows for the price of one.  It’s really not to be missed!”

In addition to the international appearance from Tuna, visitors to the show can expect a variety of unique displays and entertainment, including:

 ●      Pig Racing – watch the UK’s hottest new pets as they charge down a miniature racing course, demonstrating just how much fun these cute little guys can be.

 ●      Camel Racing– if you thought you needed to buy a plane ticket to the desert to see camels race, think again!

 ●      Britain’s Got Talent Scouts– if you’ve got a pet with an extraordinary talent be sure to check this out. This is where pet stars are found!

 ●      The Really Wild Show – Michaela Strachan will be performing her really Wild Show Live! Have you ever wanted to know how far a spitting cobra can spit? Or do you want to know how to do polar bear dentistry?  Whatever you fancy, this is a show for the all the family and one not to be missed!

There’s plenty more to see, including unique halls devoted to different animal types, such as The Stables, which features everything an equestrian could need and The Kennels, where dog owners can take their own pet to mingle with the experts.

For more information contact Rakhee Rathod, Senior Account Executive: / 0121 200 0910

 About The Pet Show: The Pet Show takes place at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire on 23rd and 24thJuly 2016.  It is set to feature more animals, exhibitors and displays than any other multi-pet event in the UK. The 21,000 square metre exhibition space will be home to over 20,000 pet lovers and will feature stands by some of the biggest names in the pet world

Further information about the show will be released in the coming weeks. To read more about theshow or to purchase tickets, visit or telephone 0844 581 4909.


Ally Evering
, a Commercial and Start Up Loans officer and Leah Blocksidge,  a Start Up loans officer have joined the team to manage the increasing demand for finance and business support for companies, both locally and nationwide. They will be based with the team at the epi-centre of business support and growth in Coventry, at the Coventry and Warwickshire Growth Hub.


Ally has over 15 years’ experience in asset finance, while Leah is a specialist in start-up loan funding, as she previously spent two years at another Start Up Loan delivery partner. The duo is responsible for increasing the volume of businesses applying for loans, and speeding up the application process.

CWRT has seen the number of applications for loan funding grow over the last year. Companies are buoyed by the economic recovery, and are looking for a convenient and competitive alternative to a business bank. Although CWRT was originally established to provide financial assistance within the Coventry and Warwickshire region, it has now become a national lender, with start-ups across the UK accessing its affordable business loans.

Both loan officers will be attending local networking events, and are especially interested in encouraging applications from female led businesses.

Mike Musson, Chief Executive of CWRT, comments: “We are growing our team at an exciting time for CWRT – we have expanded the Start Up Loans Programme nationally, we are about to launch our new Inclusive Enterprise Programme, and we have grown our pot of commercial loan funding for existing businesses based in Coventry and Warwickshire.

CWRT’s start-up loan programme is specifically designed to help new businesses like #FaceFlips, Kokoso Skin and Viewpoint Games, lending up to £25,000, and providing mentoring support pre and post loan application to help entrepreneurs start their own business and to encourage employment across the region. For commercial loans, CWRT lends up to £75,000.

CWRT is a delivery partner for the national Start Up Loans initiative, which has now lent more than £200 million to micro-businesses in the UK after recently agreeing its 36,000th loan. The initiative was set up by government in 2012, says its loans have contributed to the creation of more than 50,000 jobs, with more than 16,000 of those people being formerly unemployed or economically inactive.

For further information on the start-up and business loans and advice available from the CWRT team, visit or call on 02476 551777 .


About CWRT


CWRT is a not-for-profit specialist finance provider committed to supporting businesses and individuals based in Coventry and Warwickshire. It provides flexible and competitive finance designed to meet the needs of entrepreneurs and businesses from the Coventry & Warwickshire area who are unable to obtain loans from mainstream sources of finance.
CWRT understands that obtaining business finance can sometimes be a challenge. The lack of a track record, unreasonable security arrangements, past financial problems or simply not meeting conventional credit scoring methods may raise barriers to obtaining funding.
Since 2004, after receiving funding from various organisations including the European Regional Development Fund, Coventry City Council, Warwickshire County Council and the Start Up Loans Company, CWRT has loaned nearly £5 million to start-up and existing businesses in Coventry and Warwickshire that have had difficulty in raising finance elsewhere.

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