About Cornwall Works
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Call the Cornwall Works Hub on 01872 355015 to find out how we can help you.
Cornwall Works works!
Cornwall Works makes a difference by helping more people to start work, stay in work and progress in work.
We do this by bringing people, organisations and funding together, to help more people, to trial new services and new ways of delivering them, and to ensure that Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly make the best use of all the programmes and services available so that everyone can achieve their full employment potential.
We bring all of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly's back-to-work support into one place--the Cornwall Works Hub--to make it easier for workless people and the organisations who can support them to find the right help in the right place at the right time.
We are focused on achieving positive outcomes--for individuals, for communities, and for the economy of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
You can view our strategy diagram here.
How can the Cornwall Works Hub help you?
Our website is a resource for jobseekers, people looking for help to return to work, service providers and policy makers.
If you cannot find the help or information you need from our web pages call the Cornwall Works Hub on 01872 355015 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Winter Wellbeing Success Stories 2012
Between January and March 2012 Cornwall benefited from the Department of Health Winter Wellness Fund to provide vulnerable householders in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly with advice and practical support to help them stay warm and well during the winter.
Cornwall Council, NHS Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly and Community Energy Plus co-ordinated the project working with the elderly, young families and individuals in poor health, joining forces to provide a co-ordinated response to the cold weather. Cornwall Works Hub was instrumental to the success of the project, signposting partners and administering the crisis fund, whilst working closely with Volunteer Cornwall.
The case study films below were produced for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly’s first Winter Summit and demonstrate how the project made a big difference to the lives of the individuals supported.
Community Energy Plus – delivering advice and support for warmer healthier homes
Partners preventing a crisis from becoming a tragedy
It was freezing cold and wet in January in Bude this year when Daniel attended Bude Jobcentre looking for work. His Jobcentre Advisor discovered that Daniel was not only street homeless but also suffering from a severe chest infection only being made worse by sleeping rough in the wintry conditions.
At that time Daniel was struggling to find support because he did not fit any statutory definition of vulnerability despite his critical health condition. The Manager was extremely concerned that Daniel may die on the streets and was determined to help. She spoke to the Cornwall Works Hub in January 2012 to see what might be on offer to him.
The Jobcentre Advisor contacted Cornwall Works Hub who were able to secure 2 weeks in a B&B for Daniel. This would allow Daniel to recover from his infection and stabilise his chronic asthma. It also meant he did not have to walk the streets to keep warm. Although this is not something normally picked up by the Hub the individual’s need was apparent and the Jobcentre Plus advisor worried for his safety.
Daniel’s health improved dramatically during the 2 weeks and he became fitter and stronger and optimistic about his future. He used the time wisely looking for accommodation and secured a verbal offer on a flat subject to providing a deposit and rent in advance. Cornwall Council agreed to provide half the funding to cover these costs but with no savings to provide the rest Daniel saw his chance of a stable life slipping away.
The Jobcentre once again approached the Cornwall Works Hub and Daniel was finally able to move into his own accommodation.
Three months on and Daniel is stable in his accommodation and has started work. He has also started to play football again and his Jobcentre Advisor describes how his ‘life has been transformed and his confidence re-ignited for the future’.
If you would like to get your content onto the Cornwall Works website...
Please click here to view our content request form, which can be used to promote your services, events, or anything else of interest. This form then needs to be emailed to email@example.com
If you would like your service to come up as a result in our search tool, please click here.
Useful websites for those interested in mental health issues include: Pentreath, the award-winning Cornish mental health charity, Mind in Carrick, the Cornwall Mental Health website, the national Mind website, and Time to change--let’s end mental health discrimination.
The photo at the top is from the Cornwall Works WISE Awards, and is courtesy of Simon Burt Photography.