The broken system costs us all in wasted opportunities and wasted money. These resources should be used on solutions to fundamental problems. We use our knowledge of people’s lives to influence system change and service design with strategic partners from statutory, community and business sectors
Our job is to support individuals and community groups to identify and explain their needs, and then to take practical action to address them.
We help people to get organized and work together. We use our experience to find ways to support action to influence decisions that affect peoples’ lives. We help people to improve the quality of their own lives and the lives of others in their community.
Obviously, we cannot change everything overnight. Our current priorities are:
Community Resources: We are working with Cornwall Council, the VCSE, Transformation Cornwall and local community activists to re-shape community services through libraries and other civic centres to maximise their uses and create resilient resources for the future. We will use The Elms as an exemplar.
Business Support for Social Enterprises and self-employment: We provide business support to social and charitable enterprises and campaign to ensure that social enterprise plays a full role in shaping the local economy while maximising social and environmental impacts.
Food: In partnership with Food & Cornwall we want to ensure that no-one in Cornwall goes hungry, by increasing access to food, improving skills and reducing waste.
Inclusion, Diversity and Equality underpins everything we do. We all need to collaborate and drive community cohesion and challenge inequality and discrimination. We work to develop meaningful and practical strategies and actions to make Cornwall fairer for One and All