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Benefits sanctions are reinstated from today, for people who don’t fulfill their conditions around looking for work and attending meetings at their local jobcentre. Check support resources here.
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.
Charities have been asking Cornwall VSF about the grant funds available from Cornwall Council – find out the schemes, eligibility and the details of those still accepting applications.
Cornwall Council has opened a consultation on its Adult Social Care charging policy. A questionnaire is available, and online focus-group events are taking place, to share your views.
A new way of organising health and care across the community has helped people in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly receive integrated, person-centred services since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Free parenting courses now available online, to support parents, grandparents and carers of children from birth up to the age of 18.
Mental health support – New psychological support leaflets for adults are available, for those shielding, and in large print, with an Easy Read edition to follow.
A comprehensive resource for those working with people who are facing financial difficulties – debt, business support, working, benefits, budgeting and emergency grants.
disAbility Cornwall has carried out a survey around government support for the most vulnerable people in Cornwall – see their findings here
The DCMS Select Committee has published its report on the impact of Covid-19 on charities and voluntary organisations.
Five charities have worked together to provide new support to those working on the frontline against the coronavirus, Our Frontline offers a combination of support and online resources for NHS workers, carers, emergency services and key workers.
HMRC will delay the requirement to implement digital links for Making Tax Digital (MTD) due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Could your organisation use some DWP money to help support people into work or to claim Universal Credit? The Universal Credit Transition Fund Grant application process is open until 31 March.
TV License changes for over-75s will now be postponed till August, to ensure that vulnerable older people can access important public information.
Helen Charlesworth May has been appointed as the joint accountable officer for health and social care in Cornwall.
Budget summary, and its impact on the voluntary sector and those whom we support.
Improved support for veterans – the new Office for Veterans’ Affairs, a strategy, a railcard, and guaranteed interviews for civil service jobs, with more innovations to come.
Government consultations around the DWP engaging with disabled people, care leavers provision, rthe dormant assets scheme, and the Victims’ Code.
Healthwatch Cornwall has launched Ask Cornwall, a digital platform for the people of Cornwall to join in conversations around health and social care.