Covid -19 Volunteer Cornwall

VOLUNTEERS WANTED:  PPE MISSION FOR CORNWALL!

Please help us in our PPE mission: if anyone you know has spare PPE, or is hoping to get hold of some, contact Katharine on cornwallppe@gmail.com – she is part of a band of trusty volunteers scouring the county for premade or hand-made PPE to be made available to whoever needs it . Please help us spread the word!

If anyone would like to help this band of trusty PPE volunteers and has a brilliant head at organising, co-ordinating and making new systems work where there were none – whether it be helping people who are making PPE in their living rooms or studios to co-ordinate their efforts, or helping schools contribute to the demand for school-lab made PPE, please contact mandab@volunteercornwall.org.uk

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Mental Health First Aid Half Day Awareness Free online training, delivered by Healthy Cornwall.  10am-2pm, Friday 24th April 2020.  This online course will be via ‘Zoom’  (guidance on Zoom conferencing can be found here)

Course description from our trainer: “During this four hour introductory session we look at what mental health is, how stigma occurs and explore, at a basic level, some common mental health issues.  We will also consider how to support someone who is experiencing a mental health issue, as well as watching out for our own wellbeing. To book, please follow this link: https://www.healthycornwall.org.uk/training/mental-health-first-aid-mhfa/mental-health-first-aid-awareness/ 

As this course is being offered free of charge, including no charge for accompanying resource materials (normally £15), you do not need to provide invoice details when you complete the booking form. You will not get an automated reply back but will get an email next week from Healthy Cornwall.

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Crisis and Care Award – fridge or freezer broken and no money to fix it?

Crisis awards are for those in emergency or disaster situations to help them and their families with immediate needs. Care awards help vulnerable people to live as independently as possible in their community.

Our Discretionary Financial Assistance Policy explains the background to the awards. Our items excluded from crisis and care document lists the items not covered by the awards.

Please see links below with information about Crisis and Care Award

https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/advice-and-benefits/benefits/crisis-and-care-awards/

https://secure.cornwall.gov.uk/selfservice/citizenportal/form.aspx?form=Crisis_And_Care_Application_Form