crime and safety update – the Peninsular Strategic Assessment, Partner Agency Information Sharing portal, Illegal Moneylending Team partnership recognition scheme, drug & crime funding announcement, reading programme for prisoners, and free Clinks membership offer.
Find out about the support Beyond is offering, for early years, financial wellbeing, mental health and sexual & domestic abuse charities, to help adapt and respond. #JoinBeyond
Funding for vulnerable individuals/human rights, homelessness, improving digital skills in over 18’s, young people’s mental health, social change and easyfundraising, a scheme that allows good causes to receive corporate donations while their supporters to shop online.
Domestic Abuse support, including Refuge4Pets, a charity that fosters pets to aid escape from domestic abuse situations, and the Ask for ANI scheme offering safe places at pharmacies. Plus other news around this area.
Find out the latest – Cornwall’s Embrace Care programme, call for case studies around health inequalities, statement around COVID communications from a national charity, and RCHT contributing to the national effort.
Tuckingmill Community Centre in Camborne has been awarded £240,000 to update and expand, allowing it to offer better facilities and more space for service users, as well as a bus to bring people in. Good news!
Useful reports around the impact of COVID, on children in school, and the economic impact. Great resources for writing funding bids, and planning future work.
Local COVID-news – Free school meals in Feb half term, COVID vaccines, business support grants, and the Universal Credit uplift.
Community Matters is an organisation supporting those who run community spaces. They have some helpful resources, linked here, and training courses too.
More accommodation is being offered for rough-sleepers, and the ban on evictions has been extended to mid February – housing support info also here.
Funding updates: Tech for Good to investigate digital delivery, Capacity Building for small organisations, and for those working with veterans. Plus the first awardees from Cornwall Women’s Fund.
What are the areas of greatest need in Cornwall right now, among people being supported and organisations supporting them? See our survey results.
Treverbyn’s Community Larder has a new van, allowing more people in the local community to benefit. Find out where it’s going, and how you can find community larder services near you, here.
The Government has released a white paper on changes to make the Mental Health Act less discriminatory. They are consulting on these changes before they go into law – find out here how to have your say.
Pentreath and Citizens Advice Cornwall are joining forces with a new project tackling financial problems, debt, housing, and mental wellbeing. Find out more here.
Help for families, organisations and disabled people who are struggling to get online – reduced-price digital devices, and cheap broadband. Also how to donate laptops etc to children.
Two environment-related consultations from Cornwall Council, plus a good news story on the Camel River, and a new Mining World Heritage Site website.
RNID has developed an info pack to help people who are working with those who have hearing loss. 42% of over 50’s have hearing loss, so you probably need this information for your charity!
Support available for people in need – around food, mental health, financial hardship and other areas.
New COVID-19 hotspots have been declared in Bodmin, Falmouth, Saltash and Penzance, in addition to Truro and Newquay. Take care, and spread the word not the virus!