Carn Brea is a unique Parish made up of both urban and rural areas. It has a rich history and a vibrant community which we hope to share with you here. Find out what services are available, what events are on as well as having a look through our Historical Photo Gallery and information on trails which will help you to gain the most from our community. If you have a suggestions of things to be included please let us know.
British Red Cross continues to tackle loneliness in Camborne, Pool and Redruth
The British Red Cross has run its Community Connector service in Cornwall since 2017 which aims to provide vital support to lonely and isolated local people, In Camborne, Pool and Redruth, over the age of 55 years.
The service, which is being delivered through the Red Cross’ partnership with the Sports England, will offer direct, personalised support for people experiencing loneliness or social isolation. Helping them to access their community and improve on their daily physical activity. This delivery has been adapted during the COVID 19 lock down and is telephone support only at present.
Studies carried out by the Red Cross revealed epidemic levels of loneliness and social isolation, with over nine million people in the UK feeling always or often lonely. Redruth and Camborne were identified as areas where a particularly high number of people need additional support. Sports England have identified that over half of 55 year olds and older do no physical activity at all, by encouraging more physical activity and supporting the individual with their own person centred plan to feel less lonely, we can hopefully reduce their feelings of loneliness.
What can the Red Cross do to help?
We can offer:
Initial period of up to 3 months support
Aim to help each person feel better connected and more involved in their local area
Co-develop tailored plan of activities to enable each person to achieve things they want
Typically, we’ll explore interests, support to take part in them with like-minded people in local area, and build confidence and independence so person feels able to stay involved
Help to motivate them to improve on their daily Physical activity.
I understand during the Coronavirus pandemic, you have been offering tremendous support to the community of Cornwall, especially through your Help lines. Are there people you can identify who are calling on these help lines who could be supported by the Red Cross Connecting Communities Service, who are within the project area?
If so we would love to support them and with your help of identifying them we can.
For more information about this project or to make a referral to the Community Connector service, please call:
Charlet Treloar 07912 080912
Heather Lawry 07843 343623
Or email us at Ctreloar@redcross.org.uk
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