A long drawn out pandemic, increasing need, and the start of winter aren’t a good combo for mental health. Help us develop WInter Wellbeing resources to help the sector get through this.
Boris Johnson has promised new college courses will be provided for people who do not have qualifications at A-level. More announcements to follow.
Just a few more volunteers are needed to help staff the drive-through flu vaccination sites – can you help? Please share the message!
Cornwall Council has set up a new Redundancy Support Hub, to help people and businesses at risk of, or experiencing, redundancy. Find out what support there is for you, here.
The coronavirus pandemic has had side effects in other areas of healthcare, with rising numbers of unplanned pregnancies, and fewer cancer diagnoses. Find out more here.
Have your say on two important consultations – Cornwall Council’s draft budget for 2021/22, and the Government’s housing proposals for Cornwall. Act now – these will impact us all.
Funding update: Creative Cornwall Calling crowdfunder; Leaders with Lived Experience; for financial inclusion; for cultural organisations plus updates on NET and Gov’t funding allocations.
After the Government’s series of COVID announcements this week, here is a round-up of the changes as they apply to the voluntary sector, and those we support.
The report by Danny Kruger MP, resulting from his consultation with the voluntary sector (including via VSF), has been published. See his recommendations, and the PM’s response.
Information, data and resources to support the sector – NCVO, NPC, ONS, Cornwall Council, and more.
Police are reporting new successes fighting the ‘county lines’ drug trade. #KnowTheSigns, and help protect rural areas.
The NCVO is beginning a long-term survey of the impact of COVID-19 on the voluntary sector. Help them get a full picture, by taking part, if you can.
Cornwall’s Director of Public Health has published her annual report, focussing on Planetary Health.
The Government has announced that refused asylum seekers will be receiving notices to leave the UK within 21 days, from this week.
Funding for local climate-related projects, disabled people affected by COVID-19, young people at social disadvantage, big environment projects and marine conservation.
Venues open to the public must display a QR code for the NHS COVID-19 app from 24 September. This could include you – make sure you’re compliant.
Three recently published reports show that nature conservation and environmental protection have a long way to go, to protect endangered species and habitats.
An urgent request for volunteers is going out, to help staff the drive-in flu vaccination sites. Please share widely, and sign up if you can, to help protect our most vulnerable people this winter.
Does your organisation work with veterans? The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust has done a mapping exercise around where veterans, and veterans services, are in the UK.
Emergency housing provision for homeless people in Cornwall has been made in hotels and holiday parks, but also bunkabins. Find out what a bunkabin is here!