The information on this website is forwarded from Cornwall Council and will be updated regularly. The Parish Council will endeavour to help where ever possible and hope that all Parishioners stay safe during this awful time.

Links to help and advice

NHS Every Mind Matters | Cornwall Council Covid-19 | GOV Coronavirus Vulnerable | NHS Conditions COVID 19 | Cornwall Link | GOV COVID 19 | covid-19-update-8-january-2021

Covid-19 vaccine roll out

Good News from Launceston Medical Centre.

Launceston Medical Centre has now had deliveries of Covid-19 vaccine and is continuing to hold clinics at Pensilva. Eligible patients are bring contacted and invited to attend Millennium House, Pensilva for vaccination.

Please do not contact Launceston Medical Centre as they will contact patients with details. The following link might be useful: https://www.nhs.uk/.../coronavirus.../coronavirus-vaccine/

Launceston Medical Centre is ready and fully trained to start administering the vaccine to patients. More sites might be available in East Cornwall over the coming weeks

For the latest information on the pandemic in Cornwall, including the most recent data and details on how to access support, visit www.cornwall.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/public-health-cornwall/information-about-coronavirus-covid-19/

For more information on the rules and guidance visit www.gov.uk

Covid Winter Grant

Many Cornish residents are facing financial hardship due to the impact of the pandemic and many are struggling to put food on the table, stay warm, and buy essentials. Cornwall Council are pleased to announce that they have secured a government grant to provide additional financial and practical help to our families.

The Covid Winter Grant can be used to provide financial help to any households who are facing financial hardship and who would benefit from this support.

The fund is £1.8 million from central government and 80% of the cash will go towards families with children, while the remaining money will go to other households struggling because of the pandemic.

Over £650,000 of this funding has already been allocated towards funding free school meals provision during the Christmas holiday period and February half-term.

The conditions of the grant specify that financial help can be given in the following areas:

1. Food

2. Energy and water bills for household purposes (including drinking, washing, cooking, central heating, and sanitary purposes) and sewerage.

3. Other essentials (including sanitary products, warm clothing, soap, blankets, boiler service/repair, purchase of equipment including fridges, freezers, ovens, etc.)

All grants must be allocated by the end of March. We want as many eligible residents as possible to benefit. So, please make sure you identify households and make the requests now so that they don’t miss out.

To apply for the Covid Winter Grant, please use the contact information below.

For items relating to home heating such as fuel bills or breakdown in heating equipment such as oil tanks or boiler repair please contact Community Energy Plus by emailing advice@cep.org.uk or phoning 0800 954 1956.

For help with food and other essential household items visit our website here: https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/advice-and-benefits/benefits/crisis-and-care-awards/

Notice Date: 10/02/2021