Living Well to Work

Building Inclusive Labour Markets

Cornwall Voluntary Sector Forum is one of the partners in this project funded by the European Social Fund.

Building on the success of ‘Living Well’ in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, this project will deliver 12 pilots to test and evaluate innovative ways of working with older people and those with mental ill-health, Learning difficulties or disability, autism and diabetes to re-engage them in training and employment.

The two-year project will run until March 2019 and aims to benefit 260 individuals, with a target of 44 progressing into training and 52 into employment.

‘Living Well’ was piloted in the health and social care sector, specifically to help older people at risk of needing repeat emergency hospital admissions, due to their health conditions and living circumstances. The approach has demonstrated two findings:

  1. that a place-based, people-centred approach delivers significant outcomes for individuals and cost-savings to health and social care services; and
  2. that the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector has a major part to play in the design and delivery of key strategic objectives across a range of areas from health and social care to employment.

The partnership is led by Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly Learning Partnership and includes:

  • Cascade Theatre Company
  • Centre for Geography, Environment and Society, University of Exeter
  • Cornwall Adult Education Service
  • Cornwall Voluntary Sector Forum
  • Eden Project Ltd
  • Newquay for Excellence Training Ltd
  • Pentreath Ltd
  • Truro and Penwith College
  • Turn to Starboard
  • United Response
  • Urban Biodiversity – Newquay Community Orchard
  • Volunteer Cornwall
  • Young People Cornwall