News

Transport support is available

Posted on: August 13, 2018

If your life is affected by a lack of transport then this scheme could help. Volunteer Cornwall have a group of over 200 drivers across the county who are willing to give people a lift to essential appointments or social events. You can be reassured that each driver is vetted, trained, and they have their driving assessed regularly. […]

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Have you thought about volunteering?

Posted on: August 9, 2018

Volunteer Cornwall offer a number of support services to help people take up volunteering. There are two programmes available in Cornwall supporting young people and adults with disabilities; YV and VIVA. YV is a new youth volunteering programme which aims to allow young people aged 11-25 to access the benefits of volunteering. This programme offers […]

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Smartline Community Newsletter

Community Newsletter

Posted on: July 25, 2018

Smartline has approximately 300 project participants based in the Camborne, Pool, Illogan and Redruth community. The purpose of the Community Newsletter is to keep each household up to date with the latest project news and offer new opportunities. The last six months has been a busy period for the project so we had lots of […]

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Funding available to combat rural isolation

Posted on: July 24, 2018

Organisations can apply for a share of up to £250,000 of funding to develop technologies that connect both young people and older adults in rural areas.   Monmouthshire is a rural county in South East Wales with a population of 92,800. Isolation and loneliness significantly impact people’s health and well-being in the county. This is […]

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Smartline Tablet Event in Heartlands

Digitally connecting communities

Posted on: June 1, 2018

At the core of the Smartline project are the participants and communities within Camborne, Pool, Illogan and Redruth; without whom the project wouldn’t be possible. As part of our commitment to support participants to more effectively engage with their community the project team are distributing tablet computers to all participants. A series of events have […]

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Smartline Research Themes

Examining home-ownership and health

Posted on: May 7, 2018

  A report from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation examines the relationship between home-ownership, low incomes and poverty. One of the report recommendations highlights the connection between our houses and our health. The recommendation said: Greater attention needs to be paid to the poor housing conditions among home-owners in poverty, particularly older outright owners. Fixing homes that […]

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