Latest updates – 13/5/20

Here is a link to what people can and can’t do!  You may wish to post on your Town and Parish noticeboards and social media sites etc.

Support for Young People, Carers and those in need

Please also see useful attachments and the links below;

  • Emotional resilience for parents and carers – Click here
  • Supporting Young People (Headstart Kernow) – Click here
  • Disability Rights UK – Click here
  • In Touch – May Edition – attached
  • Seetec Plus Directory, including guidance for unpaid carers – attached



Macmillan Cancer Support

You may have already explored our dedicated coronavirus webpages, where you can find information on many topics such as Cancer Treatment and CoronavirusShielding and Financial Support.

While we’ve been updating this to give you the latest guidance and information, we have been working hard to create new ways of giving you emotional support too. We would now like to introduce you to our new Telephone Buddy Scheme.

Talking can help

Going through cancer can be an isolating experience at any time, and especially when social distancing. You might be feeling lonely, overwhelmed or anxious due to the current uncertainty.

Our Telephone Buddies are here to offer emotional support to anyone that has been affected by cancer.

The trained buddy will be a listening ear at the end of the telephone, ready to discuss how you’re feeling as well as your support needs during this difficult time.

They can provide ongoing emotional support over a period of up 12 weeks or more depending on your needs, to help ensure you don’t face cancer alone.

If this is something you might be interested in, you can get more information and sign up here.




We’re reminding residents that support is still available for those that would like to stop smoking. Our Healthy Cornwall team is able to provide support via email, text or telephone, and can devise personalised behavioural support to develop a ‘quit plan’ and practical help on beating the cravings. The team are also able to arrange stop smoking medication such as nicotine replacement therapy through a GP prescription request or voucher.

Using Healthy Cornwall’s support, as well as using stop smoking medication, you are up to 4 times more likely to stop smoking successfully. They’ve helped thousands of people across Cornwall to quit smoking, and there has never been a better time to do it, with new evidence coming out from the Coronavirus outbreak showing that smokers who get the virus are 14 times more likely to get a severe respiratory disease. There is also the added risk that smokers are more likely to touch their face more often with their hands going to and from their mouth while smoking. As we all know by now it’s very important that we wash our hands thoroughly and make a conscious effort to touch our face less to avoid contracting the virus in the first place.



Maintaining our community infrastructure

Cornwall Council, through its service provider Cormac is carrying out a programme of works to help maintain essential community infrastructure – such as parks, amenity areas, rights of way and the coast path.  These all benefit people’s daily exercise regimes and help their social well-being.

Cormac will ensure the teams maintain social distancing.  We are asking residents in the affected areas to observe any diversions or security fencing that they see and respect the teams during these works.

Monday (11.05.20) Programme

Grass cutting

Cemetery – Fowey

Cemetery – Campdowns St Austell

Gallacher Way POS – Saltash

Pilmere 2 POS – Saltash

Waterside POS – Saltash

Victoria Gardens – Saltash (formal garden)

Seaton Valley Amenity area

Seaton Valley Countryside

Woodland Way POS –  Gunnislake

Drakewalls Mine POS – Gunnislake

Warfelton Sports Field – Saltash

Oaklands POS – Saltash

Harmer Close – Bodmin (CHL)

Effordleigh – Launceston (SLA)

St Stephens Children’s Centre – Launceston (SLA)

Launceston Children’s Centre – Launceston (SLA) the centre is closed, no access to the grassed area. This is within Coronation Park which is closed to the public.

Trenance Gardens – Newquay (formal gardens)

Delaware Adventure Centre – Gunnislake (SLA)

Calstock School (SLA)

Callington Childrens Centre (SLA)

Trevance Sports Pitch – Penryn

Goldenbank 1 &2 – Falmouth

Spargo Court –  Mabe

Glasney Fields – Penryn

Tregonniggie Woods – Falmouth/Penryn

Land at The Gluyas – Falmouth

Kennal Vale 1 & 3 – Ponsanooth

Old Well Gardens – Penryn

Land at Little Oaks – Penryn

Cemetery – Camborne ongoing

Queen Mary Gardens Fox Rosehill – Falmouth safety/clean sweep



Mother Ivey’s Bay

Par Beach

Lamorna to St Loy



Trees For Cornwall – Tehidy Car Park



An arts and community project by Simon Birch Dance supported by Arts Council England, FEAST Cornwall and the Hall for Cornwall.

About the Project:

VILLAGE is a creative community engagement project that will run for a 12-month period starting in May 2020 in Cornwall. It will be led by a team of professional artists from dance, music and visual art. The communities of five different geographical areas and different community groups will be invited to take part in a range of activities through which they will be able to share their thoughts, opinions and stories in order to reveal the many different ways communities are connected, especially during these challenging times. The aim is to include people of all ages. There will be a variety of ways for people to take part, and out of what they share will grow original pieces of, dance, music and visual art.

The VILLAGE project will initially be delivered online or through the help of community networks. The hope is that the voluntary and community sector in Cornwall; by using the volunteers who are at the grassroots of Covid-19 support; will help include those who are hard to reach, vulnerable and not on social media. If lockdown and/or social distancing continues, the entire project will be delivered in this way. However, it is hoped that over the year restrictions will be lifted so that in-person workshops and activities can take place. The project will culminate in an interactive performance and exhibition (either live or online, or both). The performance and exhibition will be inspired by what is gathered, shared and created by the artistic team and the participating members of the communities. The aim is to create artwork that speaks of all our experiences – artwork that inspires, challenges and moves people. There is also a desire to use the project to build and strengthen relationships between regional artists and local communities, promote the arts as a mechanism for expressing and sharing difficult issues and, in this instance, give voice to the challenges faced and the joys experienced by people living through these unprecedented times.

More information about SIMON BIRCH DANCE can be found at . Here you will find descriptions, films and images of past projects, as well as artist biographies.



Cornwall Hugs Care Workers

The Cornish charity ‘Cornwall Hugs’ has launched a new project supporting Care Workers to access emergency temporary accommodation if they need to isolate from their own families. This is to help prevent the Covid-19 virus spreading while they continue to provide vital care to people in care homes or in the community.

Holiday let owners, hotels and resorts can register available accommodation on a dedicated website making it clear whether the offer is freely given; is in return for basic costs or at a reduced rent.

Care Workers are also asked to register their need on the same website.

This new project builds on the success of Cornwall Hugs Grenfell, that brought nearly 500 Grenfell Tower Fire victims to Cornwall for respite, all through the kindness of Cornish people and businesses.

Esme Page, Founder of Cornwall Hugs said: ‘Cornwall hugged Grenfell with wide open arms. Now we need to ‘hug’ our own front-line Care Workers, with practical help: a safe haven when they need it most!’


Fundraising by a local Cornwall Councillor to buy ipads for those in hospices to stay in touch with their loved ones

Some of you may already know that Cllr Paul White from Camborne is fundraising to buy ipads for those in the Cornish hospices and Barncoose hospital who are very poorly and who don’t have their own way of connecting with loved ones, his Just Giving page link is above.

Thanks and do share.

Family Information Service

This link is to parent support on the Family Information Service (FIS) website:

Also the link to the Kerrier Family Hubs Facebook page:

Both are being updated at least weekly!


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