TV License changes for over-75s will now be postponed till August, to ensure that vulnerable older people can access important public information.
Helen Charlesworth May has been appointed as the joint accountable officer for health and social care in Cornwall.
Budget summary, and its impact on the voluntary sector and those whom we support.
Improved support for veterans – the new Office for Veterans’ Affairs, a strategy, a railcard, and guaranteed interviews for civil service jobs, with more innovations to come.
Government consultations around the DWP engaging with disabled people, care leavers provision, rthe dormant assets scheme, and the Victims’ Code.
Healthwatch Cornwall has launched Ask Cornwall, a digital platform for the people of Cornwall to join in conversations around health and social care.
A full list of the new Cabinet, following last month’s reshuffle, including all positions, and contact details, in case you need to write to someone, or keep an eye on them in the news.
News around benefits (Universal Credit and shredded reports), disability access in airports, new funding for accessibility at Lostwithiel station, and driving theory test changes.
Cornwall Council is teaming up with Crowdfunder to boost funding to community groups: Community Chest , Grow Nature Seed Fund and Cornwall Social Inclusion Fund for Adult Social Care.
Cornwall Council has approved a budget that will improve social care provision, as well as climate change plans, rural transport, and waste, and introduce a Real Living Wage for Council staff.
Four government consultations around women’s experiences of endometriosis, mental health tribunal reforms, freeports (ie economic regeneration proposals) and embryo storage.
A new position has been announced, a joint leader for adult social care, public health and health commissioning, to be shared between Cornwall Council and KCCG.
Nominations are open for the Devon and Cornwall Police Volunteer Awards, celebrating teams, employers who release staff to participate in policing, and the Community Accreditation Scheme.
News around housing and homelessness – Council budgets stretched around temporary accommodation, Bedroom Tax ruled illegal for some, and Pet Bans to be removed for tenants.
Cornwall Council and dogs – Changes to the regulations allowing them on beaches, but a new campaign to reduce fouling. Good for the environment and responsible pet owners.
Consultations – HeadStart Legacy Fund, Cornwall Council’s adult mental health plan and clean air strategy, the Youth Voice Census and TV licences. Please participate and share. Deadlines imminent.
Cornwall Council’s Community Governance Review enters its final consultation phase. Make sure you know the plans for your area, and have your say.
The Charity Commission has published new guidance around reporting major incidents, although commentators say that it adds nothing to previous guidance.
Have your say on Council consultations, including the budget, planning services, the Fire and Rescue Service’s emergency response standards, and the proposed A39 route near Camelford..