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.
Cornwall Council has opened a consultation around their new Carers Strategy and service model. Please take part, if you’re a carer, and share it widely, so as many as possible can see it.
Charities have been asking Cornwall VSF about the grant funds available from Cornwall Council – find out the schemes, eligibility and the details of those still accepting applications.
Cornwall Council has opened a consultation on its Adult Social Care charging policy. A questionnaire is available, and online focus-group events are taking place, to share your views.
A new way of organising health and care across the community has helped people in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly receive integrated, person-centred services since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Free parenting courses now available online, to support parents, grandparents and carers of children from birth up to the age of 18.
Mental health support – New psychological support leaflets for adults are available, for those shielding, and in large print, with an Easy Read edition to follow.
A comprehensive resource for those working with people who are facing financial difficulties – debt, business support, working, benefits, budgeting and emergency grants.
disAbility Cornwall has carried out a survey around government support for the most vulnerable people in Cornwall – see their findings here
The DCMS Select Committee has published its report on the impact of Covid-19 on charities and voluntary organisations.