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.
Catch up on what’s been in the news around Universal Credit, Free TV licences and pension credit recently, with new guidance around housing benefits if you’re advising in that area.
Find out how you can help people with dementia in your community – free training for staff and volunteers from the Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Friends initiative.
Age UK is looking for disabled volunteers who would be interested in trialling an Echo Spot to manage digital tasks, from Camborne and West Cornwall are initially. Can you help?
Funding announced for the Cornish language, plus opportunities for health charities, architectural heritage, music and the arts, people in Liskeard, cycling and against isolation.
Health news: reducing A&E admissions due to alcohol, continuing healthcare funding, GP numbers falling, STIs rising, food allergies, dementia risks, care home dental care, and hygiene.
News articles around money – the whole free TV licences question, combating financial abuse, bank fraud and excessive overdraft fees, plus stats on income and benefits.
A quick roundup of news around benefits – looking at older people’s benefits vs younger people’s benefits, GPs and ESA ‘fit notes’, and the rising use of foodbanks.