Strategic Alliance

Formerly VERA – the Voluntary and Community Sector Emergency Response Hub

Comprised of CEOs from leading Voluntary Sector organisations across Cornwall.

Formed in the earliest days of the first lockdown, and meeting daily, to begin with, this group is comprised of the key thematic leaders within the VCSE sector in Cornwall, and links closely to their own business systems. Regular guest speakers attend their meetings, which occur fortnightly, at the moment.

These are the business systems, and organisations, represented on the Strategic Alliance. There are a couple of gaps that we are aware of, and we will be filling those as soon as we can. For more details, or to volunteer your organisation to fill a gap, please contact

Business systemOrganisationRepresentativeEmail address
CareCornwall CareAnne
DisabilitiesdisAbility CornwallJane
Domestic abuseFirst LightLyn
Environment & wildlifeCornwall Wildlife TrustCarolyn
FaithCornwall Faith Forum & Diocese of TruroAndrew
FoodTransformation CornwallJane
FundingCornwall Community FoundationTamas
HousingCoastline HousingAllister
HealthHealthwatch CornwallAmanda
Information & Advice, debtCitizens Advice CornwallGill
Isles of ScillyHealthwatch IoSCatherine Fuller & Karen
Mental healthPentreathLouise
Older peopleAge UKTracey
Rural issues & carersCornwall Rural Community CharityKatherine
Social entrepreneursCornwall School for Social EntrepreneursSally Heardsally.heard@SSECORNWALL.ORG
Training providersCornwall and IoS Learning PartnershipTim
VolunteeringVolunteer Cornwall
Ian Jones
Young peopleYoung People CornwallNick