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‘A hand-up, not a hand-out’

Cornwall Independent Poverty Forum logo KRWelcome to the Cornwall Independent Poverty Forum website. We work to enable people to regain control of their lives and return to active life within society. Our motto is a ‘Hand-up not a Hand-out’.

We work by learning about the issues around poverty and ill-health and by working at a local level to address these.  Apart from the Christmas Giving Catalogue, we have established Cold Weather Night Shelters for the homeless and also Night Stop for young people to help prevent their ending up on the street.

We are working closely with the Credit Union within Cornwall and are looking at other projects which can be brought into the County helping to bring safety, security and dignity into people’s lives.

The forum befriends by offering a helping hand and a listening ear and our main tools are companionship, constructive help and long-term support through the maze of officialdom.

For further information contact Andrew Yates by calling 01872 274351 or email andrew.yates@truro.anglican.org