Community Based Day Support Engagement

What are we doing

Cornwall Council is considering how people with eligible care will be supported during the day in the future. The council currently offers day time support through services commissioned from external providers, and through services operated by the council itself. The contract between the council and the external providers comes to an end in March 2021 and the council wants to ensure that we have the right types of day time support in place after that.

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Cornwall Council is being supported by Healthwatch Cornwall who are helping us to understand the best ways to connect with as many people as possible and ensure that they have an opportunity to participate.

We have spent a lot of time over the summer talking to people who use the current services and those who support them about what matters to them in services. Huge numbers of people completed surveys about the day opportunities which they currently access, and their hopes for the future. As a result we have built up a really clear picture of what day opportunities are needed in Cornwall, and how people want to be supported.

We are producing a report setting out what people have told us and will be sharing that information as soon as we are able to.

We want to use this information to build a vision for the future of day time support. We want that vision to be shared between the people to whom day opportunities matter, the people that care for them, the people who run services and the public as a whole represented by the council.

In order to make this happen we have appointed an independent organisation to facilitate a series of workshops to co-produce a set of future service models. Stayathome Cornwall, part of the Chaos Group, based in Truro, have agreed to lead this stage of the process. The team at Stayathome Cornwall have an impressive track record of leading co-production work, are known and trusted by people with care needs and have a flair for reaching people who might feel excluded from work of this nature.

They are a dynamic and engaging group and we are very much looking forward to seeing where their leadership in this phase of our work takes us.

Stayathome Cornwall will be arranging a series of workshops between now and the end of the year across the county. They will be publicising these through local media, and their social media channels as well as through the current day opportunity providers.

If you would like to take part in a workshop to help us design the future models of service please either contact Stayathome Cornwall on or contact us on

Please see below the dates, times and addresses of the workshops taking place



28th October 2019 10am

People and Gardens
Watering Lane Nurseries
Lobb's Shobb
St Austell
PL26 6BE

01726 70721

28th October 2019 2pm

Holifield Farm
Bonallack Lane
TR12 6UJ

01326 221017

30th October 2019 1.30pm

GOAL @ Gorfenna
St Ive
Near Liskeard
PL14 3LX

4th November 2019 10am

West Park
TR15 3AJ

4th November 2019 2pm

Dracaena Centre
Draceana Avenue
TR11 2ER

01326 319414

5th November 2019 10am

Kidz R Us, St Ives Theatre
Lower Stennack
St Ives
TR26 1QG

01736 797007

5th November 2019 2pm

The Acorn Theatre
Parade Street
TR18 4BU

01736 363545

8th November 2019 9.30am

Healeys Cyder Farm
Near Truro

28th November 2019 1.30pm - 3.30pm

Echo Centre
Barras Place
PL14 6AY

11th December 2019 1pm - 3pm

Crantock St

12th December 2019 2pm - 4pm

Crossroads House
TR16 5BP

13th December 2019 10.30am - 12pm

Tuckingmill Valley Park
Tolgarrick Rd
TR14 8NH

9th January 2020 10.30 - 12.30pm

Community Library
Union Place


Early 2020 – We will begin formally consulting on our co-produced vision and models. This will be a further opportunity for people to give the views once there is more clarity about what people want the services to look like.

March 2021 – Our current externally commissioned day services contracts come to an end and we will, following the engagement and consultation activity, be in a position to implement the co-produced models of day services.