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Young Mums Will Achieve

Cornwall Council/Cornwall College

This is for you if you are a young mum or mum to be and are aged 19 and under. We will support young mums back into education, employment or training whilst supporting positive parenting and life skills. YMWA offers creche provision on site, transport support, opportunity to gain qualifications and develop employability skills, opportunity to meet other young mums, information and advice etc.

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Young People 13-19 IAG

Careers South West

This is for you if you are 13 to 19 years old and would like independent, impartial information, advice, guidance and practical help in preparing for your working life. Our personal advisors work out of young people's centres, schools, colleges and other youth organisations in Cornwall. Freephone 0800 9755 111 to be referred, call into a local Young Person's Centre or see our web site.

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Youth Contract - Re-engage South West

Access Training (South West) Ltd

This is for you if you are aged 16 or 17, are not in education, employment or training and have less than 2 GCSEs A*-C. It is a free project aimed at helping you to get back into training or employment. When you sign up to Re-engage South West, you will be entitled to:

  • 1:1 mentoring
  • a personalised action plan
  • support with applications for training, apprenticeships or jobs
  • support with CV writing
  • on-going in-work or in-training support

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Youth Work

Cornwall Neighbourhoods For Change

This programme is for you if you are an adult and living on an estate in West Cornwall, and wish to undertake training on youth work. The scheme helps you to develop locally managed and delivered youth work projects.

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These organisations could also be able to help

Cornwall Works: 01872 355015 – The Cornwall Works Hub is a gateway to support no matter what barrier you may have.

Citizens Advice Bureau: 0844 499 4188 – For independent free debt advice and support.

National Careers Service: 0800 100 900 - Free careers advice to help you get on in work and life. 

Housing Advice:
0300 123 4161 – Housing advice from Cornwall Council for private and social housing, council tax and benefits advice.

Jobcentre Plus: 0800 055 6688 – For benefits advice and assistance and back to work support.

Volunteer Cornwall: 01872 265308 – Help to find a voluntary opportunity that will suit your needs and interests.

Business Link: 0845 600 9966 – A range of information, advice and support if you are considering self employment.

Community Energy Plus: 0800 954 1956 – Advice on energy related grants, insulation and fuel costs.

NHS Direct: 0845 4647 – Health advice and information, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Cornish Community Banking: 0800 055 6873 – A Credit Union in Cornwall providing a range of affordable loans, savings and current accounts.

The Family Information Service Directory - Click here for signposting and information on services and organisations for children, young people, parents and carers of young people aged 0-20, or -25 if they have additional needs.

Counselling Directory: 08448 030240 - An online directory of UK counsellors and psychotherapists with useful information about counselling and how it can help. The site includes personal testimonies. 

Cornwall Carers Service Helpline: 01872 266383 - Offering a wide range of information, support and services to carers, family and friends of carers, and those who are working to improve the quality of life for carers. The helpline is open to all, from 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday, with an out-of-hours answer phone for messages

Also take a look at our Delivering for Families, Work for Yourself, or Cornwall Works 50+ sections.

See our pages on Work Clubs in Cornwall, or Enterprise Clubs in Cornwall.

Click here to go to our page on Foodbanks in Cornwall - where individuals and families in financial crisis can get access to food.  

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