Creative Kernow

Creative Kernow

Creative Kernow, based at Krowji, is the umbrella organisation for the following nine projects. Together we support the production, promotion and distribution of work by creative practitioners in Cornwall because we believe in creativity’s transformative power and want more people to benefit from it.

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Help for those in need

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Help for those in need

Heading towards winter, with its promise of shorter days and colder weather, can be a challenge at the best of times, but we are especially aware that many of you may be experiencing additionally demanding times at the moment. Disruptions to exhibitions, events, exports, and markets may be affecting your ability to earn your usual income, fuel prices are rising and the increased cost of living across the county is notable. Here you will find a list of resources you might find useful to help you navigate those difficult winter months.

Citizens Advice Cornwall

CAB can give you advice and information which is free, confidential, independent, and impartial and includes topics as wide-ranging as employment law, benefits, housing, debt, consumer rights, discrimination, family & personal, and immigration & nationality.

Counselling and Benefit Support (CBS)

CBS offers a range of services for those who need help managing their Money and Financial Hardship, Poverty Isolation Stress, and Debt problems exacerbated by mental health as well as giving job-related skills advice.

They work out of the Lescudjack Centre in Penzance, Cornwall Rural Community Charity in Truro, Wesley Chapel in Camborne, and Disc Project in Newquay.

Christians Against Poverty | Debt Counselling Charity

A national service with local centres providing free debt counselling in the community. The charity provides home visits and seeks to support clients through the whole length of their journey out of debt. During the Coronavirus Pandemic they are offering a telephone advice service.

National Debtline

National Debtline is a charity that provides free and independent debt advice over the phone and online.

Step Change Debt Charity

Another charity, specialising in providing free, confidential and exper debt advice and financial guidance.

Cornwall Independent Poverty Forum

This forum features representatives from business, community, faith and charity sectors in the county. It raises awareness of issues stemming from poverty as well as supports those suffering from it.

Warm and Well Cornwall (Cornwall Council)

  • Are you or any of your friends, family or neighbours living in a cold or damp home or struggling to stay warm in your home?
  • Are you in poor health or at risk of ill health?
  • Do you have underlying health issues, or caring for a vulnerable person?
  • Are you worried about your home being cold or damp?
  • Is it affecting your health?

If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then this campaign can help you stay warmer for less.

Counselling for Social Change

Counselling for Social Change offers an accepting and confidential space to discuss any issues currently affecting your life and work. We work in a supportive and empathic way to help you through life’s challenges, specialising in providing low-cost counselling to people across the South West.

The Trussell Trust  

A foodbank charity with bases in Saltash, Callington, Liskeard, Wadebridge, Newquay, St Austell, Truro, Penryn and Helston amoung others.

CPR Foodbank 

The charity, led by Don Gardner and made famous on Cornwall with Simon Reeve, distributes food to those who need it most in Camborne, Pool and Redruth. They have over 50 volunteers helping weekly to distribute around 23,000 meals to over 540 families.

Growing Links 

The Community Food Store delivers to families and those in need who are able to cook for themselves, on a Wednesday daytime and the shopping is a week’s worth of basic items.