A new Redundancy Support Task Force has been set up in Cornwall to offer joined up support and advice to residents who are facing the threat of redundancy.

Cornwall Council is working with the Department for Work and Pensions, Cornwall Development Company (CDC) and the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership (CIOS LEP) to provide a co-ordinated response that both employees and employers can access to support people and organisations going through redundancy. 

As well as bespoke support, a series of online events will be taking place across the autumn and winter where businesses and individuals can find out more about the support on offer, which includes: 

  • People Hub – providing a coordinated emergency response to support residents in Cornwall with free, confidential advice on issues including employment, redundancy, benefits, financial matters, mental health, training courses and finding work.
  • Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Growth and Skills Hub – a signposting service helping businesses to develop and grow by finding them the right support and training opportunities. It also has information and support for businesses facing the prospect of making difficult decisions about staff redundancy or restructuring due to COVID-19.

Further information on the redundancy support can also be found on the CIOS LEP website.