Cornwall Council has opened a consultation around their new Carers Strategy and service model. Please take part, if your’e a carer, and share it widely, so as many as possible can see it.
TST are launching the Countrymen scheme in Cornwall, to help reconnect ‘outdoorsy’ older men with the outdoors. Find out how to refer older men with health problems to the scheme.
Covid-19-related funding opportunities for dairy farmers, heritage buildings and food-aid charities, and organisations supporting older people, people of colour and domestic abuse victims. **New activities funding added.
Hi-Vis UK are concerned that during Covid-19, many self-isolating over 70’s may be further impacted by their deteriorating hearing and sight.
Anyone who cannot leave home can now ask a trusted friend or volunteer to withdraw cash at any Post Office using a single-use voucher.
Questions and Answers CIC are looking for 10 digitally isolated people to be part of a project to allow them to access the internet and engage with family, friends and online services.
TV License changes for over-75s will now be postponed till August, to ensure that vulnerable older people can access important public information.
Health news – a condition that causes sudden blindness in older women, often going un-diagnosed, Bude Hygiene Bank, and the extensive NHS Health App library.
Older people and mental ill health – GPs urged to prescribe more talking therapies, and older people need to ‘ditch the stiff upper lip’!
Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly is a pilot area for a new project aiming to help older people stay out of hospital, and keep well at home instead.
Consultations – HeadStart Legacy Fund, Cornwall Council’s adult mental health plan and clean air strategy, the Youth Voice Census and TV licences. Please participate and share. Deadlines imminent.
Funding opportunities for those working with disadvantaged groups or older people. Nomination opportunity closing this week, plus 2 others closing soon.
Helplines – for domestic abuse, the Samaritans, for child sexual abuse, online grief counselling, and to notify if you’re concerned about a rough sleeper.
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.
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.
Funding opportunities for community safety, tackling poverty, healthy ageing, road safety, working with marginalised and excluded groups, and disadvantaged and disabled children.
News around changes to the pension age for women, the cost to carers of looking after a person with dementia, and The Silver Line charity to merge with Age UK.