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Helping Hand from Game Changer Creates New Opportunities for Young People

Time at school or college can be very challenging, if you add the stress of getting poor GSCE results at the end of it, this can leave many young people feeling disheartened and excluded, creating additional barriers to finding a job and starting a career. In Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, young people aged 15-24 who are unemployed or not in education can count on the support from Game Changer to help them move forward. Led by Real Ideas Organisation the programme offers of 1-2-1 meetings, group sessions and work experience opportunities to assist participants achieve employment, return to education or access training. Thanks to the support of Game Changer’s friendly team of navigators, young people get to explore their interests and find the right path for their future career.

Broadband and Business grants are now available!

Since 2011, Superfast Cornwall programmes have a strong track record of delivering broadband projects across Cornwall.

Future proof your business thanks to the Skills Hub

After 25 years working in the plumbing and heating industry, Will and Helen started WJ New Plumbing in 2020. Following two decades working under somebody else...

Remembering the lives lost

This Friday will mark the 79th anniversary of one of Bodmin’s saddest chapters, when the town was bombed in the Second World War. Nine people were killed in total, with a further 18 injured...

‘Sample local fishy dishes’ is the message from chefs

Cornish chef, food photographer and author James Strawbridge has joined fellow West Country sustainable seafood champion Mitch Tonks in urging British holiday-makers to try out the local seafood...

Funds help towns to safely recover and roll out the welcome mat

Since the start of the pandemic in March 2020, the stop-start nature of the various lockdown restrictions has placed exceptional pressure on Cornwall’s towns and high streets. Their success is critical...

Support from the People Hub is helping people find work and training

When Sarah was made redundant at the end of last year she was at a loss to know what to do next. Step forward the People Hub who referred Sarah to the right organisation to help her to update her CV and build her confidence...

TO THE DUCHY BORN - Nursery rolls out green carpet for royal couple

The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall enjoyed a gloriously sunny reception at the Duchy of Cornwall Nursery in Lostwithiel on Monday evening. Their Royal Highnesses attended the venue as part of their tour of the South West...

Explore the shore and more for this year’s marine week

There’s much more to our coasts than spectacular views. During National Marine Week (July 24 to August 1), the Wildlife Trusts will be showcasing the nation’s shores and coastal waters.

Sleep expert shares tips to help you sleep during a heatwave

The current heatwave, which has led the Met Office to issue one of its new-style extreme heat weather warnings for the first time for parts of the UK is leading to many people struggling to get a good night’s sleep.

Fun is just a stone's throw away

They say that pebble-hunting is what geologists do on holiday, and Clive Mitchell’s first experience of geology was over 50 years ago, picking up pebbles on the beaches of Cornwall and Devon...

SEREN STEPS UP FOR FRIEND - Seren, 10, ran each day to raise funds for Harvey, 6

A 10-year old girl from Bodmin has become an inspiration after completing an epic challenge to raise awareness and money for a cause close to her heart. Seren Griffiths has been running one and a half miles a day...

 
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