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Wellbeing

 

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

 

Hot weather

Here is some advice on how you, your friends and family can keep well during hot weather. For full information please head over to the NHS heatwave page.

  • look out for those who may struggle to keep themselves cool and hydrated – older people, those with underlying health conditions and those who live alone are particularly at risk
  • stay cool indoors – many of us will need to stay safe at home this summer so know how to keep your home cool
  • close curtains on rooms that face the sun to keep indoor spaces cooler and remember it may be cooler outdoors than indoors
  • drink plenty of fluids and avoid excess alcohol
  • never leave anyone in a closed, parked vehicle, especially infants, young children or animals
  • try to keep out of the sun between 11am to 3pm
  • walk in the shade, apply sunscreen regularly and wear a wide brimmed hat, if you have to go out in the heat
  • avoid exercising in the hottest parts of the day
  • make sure you take water with you, if you are travelling
  • if you are going into open water to cool down, take care and follow local safety advice

If you or someone else feels unwell with a high temperature during hot weather, it may be heat exhaustion or heatstroke.

 

Find out about the signs of heat exhaustion and heatstroke, and when to get help.

 

Where to start with wellbeing

  • Cornwall Link - search for a range of support services and community activities
  • Helping Hand from Cornwall Council - a directory of support services offering a helping hand locally, many free or at cost price - includes help on coping at home, money, mobility, and much more

Health and wellbeing

  • Age UK - for help, information and advice
  • Disability Cornwall - aiming to empower disabled people in Cornwall to achieve independence, choice and control
  • Families Under Pressure - King’s College London has worked with two charities on films to help with the pressure some of us may feel as parents
  • First Light - independent domestic violence advisory service
  • Health and Social Care - from Cornwall Council
  • Home Solutions - disabled adaptations from Cornwall Council
  • Intercom Trust - a lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans+ charity offering a wide range of help and support
  • MIND - help with mental health
  • Outlook South West - psychological therapy services for people aged 16 and above
  • Safer Cornwall - domestic abuse and sexual violence
  • SARI - support Against Racist Incidents, offering help and advice to those who find themselves the victims of racism
  • TransUnite - a comprehensive resource for people in the UK searching for support in the transgender community
  • Victim Support - supporting people affected by crime or traumatic events
  • Winter Wellbeing - advice from Cornwall Council
  • Women's Aid - advice on domestic violence

Housing

Money and benefits

Food

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

  • Kernow Connect - from Action For Children, providing a range of universal, targeted and specialist services to young people aged 11-19 and those up to 25 with SEND in Cornwall
  • 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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