Cornwall Council has compiled a long list of support services for different circumstances into a single place on its website, to make it easier for people to find the support they need – and discover support that they may not have known existed.
It could be a useful page to bookmark for organisations, to refer to when people approach with problems you’ve not encountered before.
The headings on the page are
- I’m finding it harder to cope at home, covering Lifeline alarms, home adaptations, trading standards, carers, fire safety, handyperson scheme, and assisted waste collection.
- I’m worried about money, covering benefits, crisis awards, help with food, winter wellbeing, redundancy/skills help, business help, family & parenting help, and loan sharks.
- I sometimes need assistance due to my sight, hearing or speech, covering alternative formats, textphone, advice, and fire safety.
- I could lose my home, covering Housing Options, Homechoice, and advice about moving house.
- I want to be healthier and happier with extensive advice around hep with food, Healthy Cornwall, bereavement, domestic abuse, mental health, job prospects, heating your home, and Together for Families advice.
- Everything seems to be online these days I find it really daunting, looking at computers in libraries, IT lessons and Adult Education.
- I have limited mobility, exploring blue badges, bus passes, Traveline South West, and the home library service, as well as home safety info from the Fire Service.
- My dad is not very well and I don’t know how he will cope with links to Adult Social Care.