Cornwall Scrubs, led by Annie Lucas and a team of volunteers, has sewing and distribution volunteers across the county all working towards ensuring that the NHS staff and healthcare workers in Cornwall have access to scrubs if PPE has not been provided.
Cornwall Council has published the latest version of the Adult Social Care Covid-19 key support links document, including support for members of the public, people with health and wellbeing needs, people with specialist needs and people with social care needs.
With the new coronavirus lockdown measures in place, the volunteers at Guide Dogs had to think of new ways to support the people with sight loss that they usually see face to face.
DisAbility Cornwall & IoS, Hayle RFC and the Cornish Oven joined forces to form Hayle Community Kitchen, as they saw how many vulnerable people were having to self-isolate but did not qualify for ‘shielding’ support from the government.
Two weeks after going live, the emergency accommodation portal for Care Workers, www.cornwallhugs.org, has received offers of property up and down the county with well over 100 units registered so far.
Reed is offering a range of free online training which would be ideal for people to improve their employment opportunities, while furloughed, or shielding, whether volunteers, staff members or people being supported in the community.
Relate is offering free relationship counselling for fishermen and merchant navy sailors, to help them maintain healthy family and couple relationships.
St Paul’s Cathedral has set up an online memorial service, to allow bereaved family members and friends to honour loved ones who have died of the coronavirus.
Cradle, a national charity that supports the NHS and bereaved parents who are receiving care during or following early pregnancy loss, launched in Cornwall recently.
A round up of mental health information for children and young people from a range of organisations in Cornwall.
Find out the latest news from Clinks including a new grant programme, support for families with a parent in prision and details on the early release of some prisoners.
Mental Health Awareness Week takes place next week from 18th – 24th May 2020 and CornWELL Festivals CIC have lots of events planned online.
Action on Hearing Loss has produced guidance to help manage Hearing Loss and Tinnitus during Covid-19, including Remote communication and useful tools to ensure phone and video calls are accessible to all.
A number of organisations are providing technical or digital support for voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations during the Covid-19 crisis.
VSF is asking the VCSE sector to complete a survey to help identify the social impact resulting from Covid-19.
An additional 1,500 free places are now available for the Third Sector’s Fundraising Conference. The virtual conference, which takes place on 20th & 21st May, has the theme of ‘Fundraising in the Coronavirus Pandemic and Beyond.
Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has launched a new 24/7 open access telephone service for anyone worried about their mental health.
Support is available to anyone, regardless of age, all day every day by calling free on 0800 038 5300.
Find out about Tempo Time Credits, a way of earning credits to spend on leisure activities, through volunteering. Targeted to vulnerable families and young people. Also professional support forums.
The DCMS Select Committee has published its report on the impact of Covid-19 on charities and voluntary organisations.
Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly Safeguarding Adults Board have published a Communications Plan during Covid-19, which includes guidance and resources.