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Dear colleagues,

Following quite a stormy weekend, autumn has arrived in Cornwall and our children and young people return to education. Today the country will find out who the new Prime Minister is. As our CEO speaks with other leaders in the Duchy to form a cohesive cross-sector plan to support people impacted by the cost of living hike, we hope to see person-centred support quickly delivered.
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Sector Network News

Cost-of-living crisis hits charity sector hard

Double whammy of increased demand and cost pressures including inflation, rising energy bills and falling donations mean charity leaders will need strong financial management and ingenuity to survive.
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Stratospheric energy bills will completely wipe out incomes for low income households


New JRF analysis of the Ofgem price cap and new Cornwall Insight forecasts shows energy bills will fast outstrip people’s incomes to the point where paying them becomes fantasy

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Help us allocate grant funding

We are seeking your experiences of EU structural funding ending, and identifying who will potentially be impacted by this. Our survey takes about ten minutes and we are sharing it at Cornwall Leadership Group and other strategic boards to help identify where funding needs to go.

Take our survey and help shape allocation

Support with energy bills

Citizens Advice have created an article to support people worried about the escalating costs of living and the impact on individual households. There is a reported increase in mental health support needed.

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Sector Jobs
Healthwatch Cornwall

Our colleagues at Healthwatch Cornwall are recruiting for two pivotal roles to help engage with and communicate the voice of service users in Cornwall. Two exciting opportunities and other roles in the sector feature in our jobs pages.

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County Lines and Modern Slavery – how to identify and the support

What is it all about? – David Maggs from the Clewer Initiative  presents a pan-alliance meeting to discuss what modern slavery and County Lines present as, and the support available to people involved.

When: 21 September
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
Online via Teams

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Mindfulness based cognitive therapy for life

This is an opportunity to practice skills in enhancing your wellbeing and reducing feelings of stress.

8-week mindfulness group:

  • When: Starts Wednesday 26 October
  • Weekly on a Wednesday 7pm-9pm
  • Location: Online Via Zoom 
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