Information about Covid19:
Please read our information on how we are supporting residents and businesses, as well as information on affected services.

Adult Social Care

Please see the guidance on the NHS England and websites

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If you are in isolation and are struggling to cope, get in touch with Volunteer Cornwall who may be able to help.  Email;
Telephone; 01872 266988

Our adult social care teams have been working very hard to try to relieve some of the pressure our local health system is currently facing and have been able to work closely with Cornwall’s hospitality sector to find a way to help people get out of hospital more quickly.

Our aim is to free up to 120 hospital beds by helping those people who are safe to be released from hospital, but are unable to go home yet, to stay in a hotel, being cared for by our fully trained care and support colleagues from Corserv.

One of the first hotels to sign up to this is the Carnmarth Hotel in Newquay who have been very keen to provide their support during these unprecedented times.

Conversations are underway with other hotels in Cornwall who are similarly wanting to show their support and replicate these services. 

People who need care and support in Cornwall are calling on everyone who can, to urgently step up and apply for a role in Cornwall’s care sector.

The call for more carers comes as Cornwall faces an unprecedented demand for care and support during the Coronavirus emergency.

Cornwall Council is mobilising as many workers as it can spare, as well as leading the recruitment campaign, working closely with its arms-length company, Corserv, Volunteer Cornwall , Cornwall Adult Health and Social Care Learning Partnership (CAHSC) and other partners to ensure that the people who need help don’t miss out on vital care.

CAHSC have led work with providers to develop a comprehensive induction programme to ensure that all those who are recruited have the essential skills and knowledge required for the role and there are plenty of opportunities for this to become a permanent role in the future.

If people want to help they should visit the Proud to Care Cornwall website and apply as soon as possible. 

Please see below links to all recent email communications sent from the Adults Commissioning team including guidance and important information pertaining to the COVID-19 outbreak.

We know that those of you who employ staff (personal assistants) will have a lot of questions about the arrangements for laying off / furloughing staff or for paying staff who are sick or self-isolating. The Government have published some guidance to employers and businesses about Covid-19 on the arrangements. 

We are happy to discuss any questions or concerns you may have, although we may not have all the answers yet.  Details of these arrangements are still being agreed by Government to allow necessary legislation and systems to be put in place.  Further details will be published in the coming weeks.  As soon as we know more we will provide further guidance and links.