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Promoting inclusion and empowering independence

Promoting inclusion and empowering independence

The aim of our adult social care prevention offer is:

to help people to stay happy, healthy and independent for as long as possible

Those funded as part of the offer are available to anyone with health and wellbeing needs in Cornwall.

The services will help people to:

  • self manage their health and wellbeing
  • develop skills to help with daily living

Promoting Inclusion

For people who are feeling lonely or isolated and need a little help to feel connected to their local community and to make changes to their lifestyle

Inclusion Matters aims to make it easier for residents of Cornwall to find the information and advice they need to increase their:

  • wellbeing
  • stay healthy
  • get active
  • increase their connection to the community

Inclusion Matters is a partnership between:

  • Cornwall Rural Community Charity
  • Age UK
  • Disability Cornwall
  • Inclusion Cornwall
  • the Digital Inclusion Team

It can help people to:

  • make an inclusion plan
  • link to local groups and activities
  • find a volunteer for wellbeing support
  • identify volunteering opportunities
  • plan the support they need when they leave hospital and put the plan into action


Cornwall Link

Cornwall Link is a free community platform. It unites people, groups and organisations in Cornwall with:

  • local support
  • services
  • events
  • volunteer opportunities

Visit Cornwall Link

Empowering Independence

For people that need more practical support to learn how to manage their health and wellbeing better and to develop the skills needed for daily life

Community outreach offers short term support (typically up to six months) with independent living skills and self management of health and wellbeing. This will include, but is not limited to:

  • supporting people with maintaining accommodation
  • managing domestic tasks
  • managing finances and budgeting
  • accessing employment
  • education and training
  • attending health appointments
  • learning techniques to self manage their mental and physical health

Community outreach for people with physical health needs and / or disabilities

Community outreach for people with mental health and / or complex needs

These independence services are based on where you live. They include community outreach and supported accommodation. The areas are shown on the map below. 

Map showing areas and main towns for referral information
Referrals can be made by contacting the service for the area where you live as follows:

Supported accommodation for people with mental health and / or complex needs

This service offers short term support with accommodation (typically up to two years). It is intended for people unable to access housing in the community due to high levels of risk / need. There are supported accommodation services available for people who require high / medium tolerance to drugs / alcohol, as well as for people that require limited tolerance to drugs / alcohol.

The Supported Housing Liaison Workers will be able to offer advice on:

  • suitability
  • vacancies
  • the referral process

for supported accommodation. 

You can also download the information on this page as leaflet

Download Promoting Inclusion and Empowering Independence leaflet

Download our Easy Read leaflet


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