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Find support for housing, health, and a range of other services.

Here we show a number of links to information, websites, leaflets and downloads to help you find information you need quickly.


Please note

Coastline Housing cannot be held responsible for the content, control, reliability, effectiveness or accuracy of information on any external websites contained in links within these pages


Coronavirus - if you need support

  • Citizens Advice - the website has pages of advice on what to do if coronavirus reduces your income, and they can help with claims for benefits
  • Cornwall Link - this website has details of lots of organisations provding local help, and has a special coronavirus page
  • Cornwall Council coronavirus hardship scheme - every working age household in receipt of Council Tax Support will automatically receive an extra award of £150
  • Cornwall Council discretionary funds - you can also apply for Discretionary Housing Payments for rent, Exceptional Relief for working age residents in receipt of Council Tax Support, and for a Crisis and Care Award which can provide extra help in emergency or disaster situations
  • Cornwall Council - for any coronavirus queries email covid19@cornwall.gov.uk
  • Cornwall Council - information and support packs for employers, communities and those self-isolating are available at the foot of this page.
  • Cornwall Community Foundation - Emergency Fund Appeal grants to frontline organisations running additional work in response to the impact of COVID-19 to your members or beneficiaries
  • Council Tax support - if you are on a low income you can apply to Cornwall Council for this, which may then reduce the amount you need to pay
  • CPR Foodbank - take at look at their Facebook page for contact details and more
  • Free School Meals - contact your child's school to ask for an eCode, then use it as this site to ensure you can buy food in place of free school meals
  • Helston and Lizard Foodbank - providing help for the area
  • Mental health telephone support - advice from Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust by phone on 0800 038 5300 or at www.cornwallft.nhs.uk/i-need-help-now
  • Volunteer Cornwall - if you are in isolation and are struggling to cope, get in touch and they will see how they can help - you can fill in this online form

If you run a business there is help and advice available from Business Rate Support at Cornwall Council and Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Growth Hub.


Coronavirus - to give support

  • Cornwall Community Foundation - the Cornwall Coronavirus Emergency Appeal has been launched to enable people to donate, safe in the knowledge that their donation will be used to help Cornish people feed their families and survive during the Coronavirus crisis
  • NHS - volunteers are needed to help vulnerable people stay safe, providing help delivering medicines, driving patients to appointments, and making regular phone calls to check on people isolating at home
  • Volunteer Cornwall - contact if you can offer help in your local area


Where to start

  • Cornwall Link - search for a range of support services and community activities



Money and benefits

Work and volunteering

  • Active Plus - support to those that have served in the Armed Forces
  • CSW - support with careers
  • Inclusion Cornwall - getting people and services to work together for inclusion
  • Jobcentre Plus - benefits and job searching
  • Positive People - for people who are not in work to build confidence and hope (leaflet below)
  • Volunteer Cornwall - developing wellbeing through volunteering (see leaflets below)

Younger people

  • YGAM and YGAM for Parents - providing tools and information to help prevent problem gaming and gambling
  • Your Way - youth advice centres across Cornwall

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