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What’s happening in Cornwall’s VCSE sector

Crime and community safety update

crime and safety update – the Peninsular Strategic Assessment, Partner Agency Information Sharing portal, Illegal Moneylending Team partnership recognition scheme, drug & crime funding announcement, reading programme for prisoners, and free Clinks membership offer.

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Funding update 21 Jan

Funding for vulnerable individuals/human rights, homelessness, improving digital skills in over 18’s, young people’s mental health, social change and easyfundraising, a scheme that allows good causes to receive corporate donations while their supporters to shop online.

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Domestic Abuse support and news

Domestic Abuse support, including Refuge4Pets, a charity that fosters pets to aid escape from domestic abuse situations, and the Ask for ANI scheme offering safe places at pharmacies. Plus other news around this area.

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Health update

Find out the latest – Cornwall’s Embrace Care programme, call for case studies around health inequalities, statement around COVID communications from a national charity, and RCHT contributing to the national effort.

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Covid impact reports

Useful reports around the impact of COVID, on children in school, and the economic impact. Great resources for writing funding bids, and planning future work.

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Housing support

More accommodation is being offered for rough-sleepers, and the ban on evictions has been extended to mid February – housing support info also here.

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Funding update 15 Jan

Funding updates: Tech for Good to investigate digital delivery, Capacity Building for small organisations, and for those working with veterans. Plus the first awardees from Cornwall Women’s Fund.

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Changes to the Mental Health Act

The Government has released a white paper on changes to make the Mental Health Act less discriminatory. They are consulting on these changes before they go into law – find out here how to have your say.

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Help to get online

Help for families, organisations and disabled people who are struggling to get online – reduced-price digital devices, and cheap broadband. Also how to donate laptops etc to children.

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