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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Trussell Trust is predicting significant increases in foodbank use this winter, with new people needing support as redundancies hit. See more reports, and details here.
Cornwall Council has published a draft budget, to be discussed by Councillors on the 16th, looking at where savings must be made to cover the cost of the pandemic support in Cornwall.
The Government has introduced new measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus infection in England, from Monday. See what this means for the sector.
The Department of Health and Social Care has invited charities to apply to join the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) Health and Wellbeing Alliance. For more details, click here.
Cornwall Council is extending its consultation on the charging policy changes for Adult Social Care – now closing 11 November. Make sure you have your say – there are new dates for online consultation events.
Cornwall Council’s Making Space for Nature programme is bringing green to towns across Cornwall. Find out what’s happening near you.
A House of Lords Committee has conducted a full review of Universal Credit, and made comprehensive recommendations for change. Find out more here – and we await with interest to see whether any are implemented.
The Government held an inquiry into the funding challenges faced by the charity sector at this time – see the findings, and the Government’s response to them, with commentary from the Local Government Information Unit.
Fight climate change by planting trees – and get hold of trees and funding for tree-planting via a helpful list provided by Cornwall Council.
Find out more about the Our Safeguarding Children Partnership for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly – annual report newly published.
Children and young people news round-up – free school meals scheme to be expanded, Obesity strategy announced, new special school for Cornwall, risk of a ‘lost generation of teens’ and Smart Savings project supporting families in Cornwall.
Cornwall Council is partnering with the BBC in a new programme designed to help bridge the gap between midwifery services and school. Tiny Happy People includes extensive digital resources for parents and professionals.
If you need statistics to help you plan, and write funding bids, Cornwall Council’s Intelligence Briefing newsletter might be just what you need – find out more and sign up.
Benefits sanctions are reinstated from today, for people who don’t fulfill their conditions around looking for work and attending meetings at their local jobcentre. Check support resources here.