One Stop Shops

 

One stop shops bring information on Council services closer to where you live, including information on library services, housing, benefits, council tax, disabled parking badges and refuse and recycling.

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We can offer advice on how to get information about applying for Council services online.  Most One Stop Shops have free internet access to the Council's website and other public service websites. One Stop Shops can take payments for council services.

You can find out the address and opening hours of your nearest One Stop Shop by entering your postcode into My Local Area, or select one from the menu.

We've made changes to some of our One Stop Shops. Some of our one stop shops have moved in to the local library, making it easier to access more council services from a single site. As part of Cornwall Council’s library and one stop shop devolution programme, which is helping councils and communities take over local ownership, management and control of services and assets, at a time of unprecedented budget challenges for local government. 

Callington Town Council will be hosting a new Cornwall Council Information Service in the Town Hall from 26th September 2016. The new Information Service will replace the previous one stop shop service. The new free self-service facilities include two computers for accessing Cornwall Council services online, a phone to contact Council services, and a post box for mail for Council services.

Staff have been trained to identify exceptions, such as extreme vulnerability, and will also signpost to other organisations to ensure those who need additional help receive it.

Advice is available by phone from the Assessment Team on 0300 1234 121 or via the website www.cornwall.gov.uk/benefits

This approach will support the wider council requirement of saving £2m over the next 4 years through encouraging customers to access services via the Council’s website or contact centre.