Volunteers needed – directors, drivers, women and people in Penzance – please share!
News aroun d UniversL Credit – the two-child rule forcing families into poverty, how ill is ‘terminally ill’, and a new UC scam doing the rounds.
Current funding opportunities for local theatres, diversity in sport, music for all, holiday grants for disadvantaged children, mental health groups and environmental crisis.
Help for people facing fuel poverty, as well as problems caused by damp – for households across Cornwall.
Have your say in a consultation on the indicators used to measure homelessness, find out more about switching energy suppliers (and compensation if it goes wrong) and Gas Safe funding for gas safety measures.
Help influence Cornwall’s Homelessness Strategy – have your say as Cornwall Council updates the strategy in the light of legislative and other changes.
Various sources of advice for jobseekers, benefits support, debt, housing, plus also terminal illness, youth mental health – drop ins and web-based advice across all of Cornwall.
Cornish Social Enterprise Resonance recognised for its investment projects, especially tacking homelessness in NatWest SE100 Awards.
Education stories in the news – Consultation on proposals for children educated at home, judicial review on special needs spending, and cracking down on rogue student landlords.
You are invited to a gala dinner at the Eden Project, to launch a new collaboration between the Eden Project and Emmaus Cornwall, with guest speaker Terry Waite.
Funding options for homelessness organisations – including loans, grants and supported learning.
Take part in the Government’s consultation on Tackling Homelessness Together, to examine current strategies, and inform future developments.
Various funding opportunities – helping homeless people, and isolated and marginalised women return to work, grants for websites, and as a provider for confidence and experience training for carers.
A cap on fees charged to tenants is coming into force in June, limiting up-front, non-returnable fees, but beware rent rises to make up the difference.
Update on health and housing related news – calls for more social mousing, portion sizes, and low take-up of free health checks.
News stories around poverty and money-related issues: a ban on pensions cold calling, rising debt, nursery funding cuts, and in-work poverty, and the Gas Safe scheme.
Have your say in advance of Cornwall Council’s review of the Homelessness strategy – either as a supporting professional or a service user. (Paper copies of the survey are available.)
The Winter Wellbeing Guide 2018 has been published, with advice on keeping warm and well as the weather deteriorates.
The Financial Conduct Authority has announced proposals to reduce the cost of buying items through rent-to-own schemes.
Three schemes offering items or support to those working with vulnerable groups – food, hygiene products and veterinary care.