News around housing and homelessness – Council budgets stretched around temporary accommodation, Bedroom Tax ruled illegal for some, and Pet Bans to be removed for tenants.
The Winter Fuel Payment information – eligibility and how to claim, plus Cold Weather Payments, and the Warm Home Discount Scheme.
Asthma UK and British Lung Foundation merging, and Royal British Legion cutting services.
Access, the Foundation for Social Investment, is rolling out its funding programme to charities and social enterprises working in mental health & equality, homelessness and youth.
Helplines – for domestic abuse, the Samaritans, for child sexual abuse, online grief counselling, and to notify if you’re concerned about a rough sleeper.
Here are 4 very niche consultations open at the moment – suicide prevention in middle aged men, illegal encampments, heat network metering & billing, and child friendly food packaging.
Amber offers residential supported accommodation for young people 16-30, to help them develop their life skills, employability and wellbeing. In Devon.
Cornwall Council is holding a Private Rented Sector Inquiry, inviting residents and organisations to share their views around raising the standards within the private rented sector.
Today is Fuel Poverty Awareness Day. Get involved on social media, and make yourself aware of the issues. #FuelPovertyAwarenessDay #WarmSafeHomes
News updates around Homelessness, particularly in Cornwall – the Nos Da Kernow service, a new accommodation unit in St Austell, and Rough Sleepers Outreach Team.
Be aware of Carbon Monoxide, the silent killer. Check you have a CO alarm, and recognise the symptoms.
Government consultations around Motability, pets, early years, youth services and family life, sport and smart meters – plus Cornwall Council consultations on Adult Direct Payments, dogs on beaches and planning.
Home Group is launching a new Empowering Independence Community Outreach Service for people with Physical Health Needs and/or Disabilities. Find out what’s happening near you.
Cornwall Council have launched a new webpage & leaflet offering ‘helping hand’ information, under various categories. Feedback welcomed.
Winter is coming – find out more about flu vaccinations, gritting, keeping warm and well, and free energy advice sessions for your group.
Download the Cornwall Christmas Charity catalogue here, and give a gift to a good cause, rather than a scarf that will never be worn! 20 charities represented, across the County.
Have your say on the final draft of the Cornwall Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy – deadline for responses 5 November.
Harbour Housing celebrating a decade of using Naloxone to save the lives of those overdosing on opiates.