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Building Futures partnership project

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The project will help 1600 residents access education, skills and jobs.

We will work with those who face barriers to accessing services or those without a settled home.

The project has four strands:

A pre-tenancy training programme. Offered by Citizens Advice Cornwall and AWC Training. This will help people who have never managed a home before gain the skills to apply for and keep a tenancy. They may be in supported housing, homeless, or threatened with being made homeless.

An intensive family support project. Offered through four of Cornwall’s largest Registered Housing Providers:

  • Cornwall Housing Limited
  • LiveWest
  • Coastline Housing
  • Ocean Housing

It will support families to help get adults into work. It will also work to increase school attendance rates among children.

Gypsy and Traveller inclusion project. TravellerSpace will focus on providing tailored literacy, numeracy and digital inclusion classes

An intensive homelessness support and prevention project. Delivered by Cornwall Housing Limited. Offering support to former rough sleepers and those at risk of homelessness, to access training opportunities and coaching.

How to apply

To join the project you must be:

  • 16+ years old
  • looking for work - either:
    • claiming an unemployment benefit, or
    • claiming a sickness benefit, or
    • not working and claiming no benefits at all
  • live in Cornwall
  • have the right to work in the UK

If you are interested in taking part in Building Futures, please email for more information.


  • Cornwall Housing Limited
  • Coastline Housing
  • Ocean Housing
  • LiveWest
  • TravellerSpace
  • Citizens Advice Cornwall
  • AWC Training


The Council has secured £3.5 million from the European Social Fund (ESF).

With match funding from partners, the total pot is £4.4 million for the project.

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