Thank you!

Local charities Cornwall benefited from over £10,000 following the success of the 2019 Christmas Giving Catalogue. The annual catalogue, produced by us in conjunction with the Diocese of Truro, has seen a steady increase in the level of donations given and we want to say a ‘Big Thank You!’ to all who donated as this… Read More Thank you!

The Cornish Christmas Giving Catalogue 2018 is about to launch

  The Cornwall Independent Poverty Forum is delighted to produce the Cornish Christmas Giving Catalogue for another year. Having borrowed the idea for the catalogue and starting from modest beginnings in 2013, we are now able to include twenty charitable organisations and all of the Foodbanks operating throughout Cornwall. Like many national campaigns, you can… Read More The Cornish Christmas Giving Catalogue 2018 is about to launch

Poverty in Cornwall: using the Index of Multiple Deprivation

What is the Index of Multiple Deprivation and what does it tell us? The Index of Multiple Deprivation is widely used by local councils to assess levels of poverty and deprivation in their area and allocate resources accordingly. It is hugely important data and yet local authorities rarely go to any length to explain what… Read More Poverty in Cornwall: using the Index of Multiple Deprivation

Housing crisis in Falmouth: interview with Gina A. a degree educated mother

The worry and desperation that many tenants  experience as a result of high  rents and insecure tenancies in the private sector is forcefully conveyed in this interview. As Gina says at one point “I feel I am constantly on the edge, looking over my shoulder, wondering where I will be in a month or six… Read More Housing crisis in Falmouth: interview with Gina A. a degree educated mother

Launch of Fuelling Connections – 17th & 18th February

Sarah Newton MP is helping promote the launch of Fuelling Connections. See her letter of invitation to the launch event below. Fuelling Connections aims to communicate with households across the Truro and Falmouth area, who may require assistance and advice in how on how to keep warm, well and save money. Fuelling Connections shares and… Read More Launch of Fuelling Connections – 17th & 18th February