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Joint primary care commissioning committee meeting

NHS Cornwall Events - Thu, 12/03/2020 - 13:00
Information on the March 2020 joint primary care commissioning committee meeting.
Categories: Health

Governing Body meeting

NHS Cornwall Events - Tue, 03/03/2020 - 10:00
Information on NHS Kernow's March 2020 Governing Body meeting.
Categories: Health

Budget proposals on the agenda at next week’s Cornwall Council

Cornwall Council - Latest News - Tue, 18/02/2020 - 11:54

Cornwall Council will meet on Tuesday 25 February for final approval of the budget for 2020/21 to ensure delivery of essential services that work for every resident of Cornwall.

The proposals, approved by Cornwall Council’s cabinet last week, would see council tax rise by 1.99 per cent, plus the Government's two per cent precept ringfenced for adult social care services.

The cabinet’s budget proposals would keep council tax rates well below the England average and make Cornwall’s bills among the lowest in the south west.

This is against a backdrop of ever-growing pressures on Cornwall Council’s finances and uncertainty about government’s future funding arrangements for local government.

Over the last ten years, the Council has made around £380 million of savings, with significant savings to be made over the next four years, whist continuing to make the case to government for fairer funding for Cornwall’s residents.

At Tuesday’s meeting, members will also consider the council’s business plan and the medium term financial plan 2020/21 – 2023/24.

Members will also be given an overview of the capital programme, which outlines major strategic projects which are fully or part-funded by Cornwall Council to support the priorities of residents, create jobs and boost the economy.

The report to members will include recent decisions from cabinet and seek the formal approval from Council for the overall increase to the programme for the funding of those projects.

Cornwall Council will meet at Lys Kernow on Tuesday, February 25 at 10.30am.  Members of the public are welcome to attend the meeting, or you can watch live via our webcast.

Categories: Councils, Politics

Survey reveals more staff than ever before are proud to work for NHS Kernow

NHS Cornwalll News - Tue, 18/02/2020 - 00:00
More NHS Kernow staff than ever before feel the organisation is investing in their work to improve health services for people in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, a survey has revealed.
Categories: Health

George appointed Secretary of State at Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

On Thursday 13th February, George Eustice, Member of Parliament for Camborne, Redruth and Hayle was appointed Secretary of State for the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. 

20 inch pothole in the dip beyond near the stream beyond Modder House, 17th February

The pothole has been here for months. When raining and filled with water one is unable to tell how deep it is. One car crashes into it possible damaging a tyre.
Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Cornwall
Report on FixMyStreet
Categories: FixMyStreet

Find out more about mental health safety plans at events across Cornwall

Cornwall Council - Latest News - Mon, 17/02/2020 - 11:29

A series of events aimed at supporting people with their mental health by using a mental health safety plan are being held across Cornwall on 28 February.

Events will be held in Penzance, Carnon Downs and Lanivet and Cornwall Council's Public Health Team would like to invite anyone who is interested, including individuals, organisations and community groups, to learn more about how the plans can help them and the community.

Cornwall Council’s public health team work hard to provide support for people throughout the year with their mental health and mental health safety plans are designed so that people can help themselves during any stage of a mental health crisis.

In the UK an average 6000 people die a year from suicide, that’s compared to around 2000 people killed on the roads. In Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly on average, one person a week dies by suicide, which is higher than other areas of the South West.

Cllr Sally Hawken, Cornwall Council’s portfolio holder for children, wellbeing and public health said: “A mental health safety plan supports and guides someone when they are experiencing thoughts of suicide to help them avoid a state of intense suicide crisis. Research tells us that it’s one of the best tools to mitigate future suicide behaviours. The events are an opportunity for people to hear about them in more detail, whether to learn how to write one for themselves or support someone else to write one.”

Launch events will be held in three different locations throughout the day on 28 February, these are at:

  • St John's Hall, Alverne Room, Penzance - 9am-11am
  • Truro and Penwith College, Tregye Campus, Carnon Downs - 12:30pm- 2:30pm
  • Lanivet Parish Community Centre, Lanivet - 4pm-6pm

Cllr Hawken added: “I’d urge anyone with an interest in this area to go to one of these events to find out more. It is the Council’s priority that everyone should have better health and this very much includes mental health.”

More information on each event and how to book can be found on the council’s website

For anyone who needs support with their mental health you can visit Cornwall Council’s website.

You can also download a mental health safety plan template off Cornwall Council’s website

Anyone who needs immediate help is urged to visit their GP.

Story posted on 17 February

Categories: Councils, Politics
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