Inside Out helps maintain the economic use of a Listed Building in Truro
Participants on the Inside Out Coast to Coast project have recently been gaining skills and work experience at CLEAR, helping us to repair and decorate an underused area of our offices to make more space for much needed client work.
Much of Cathedral Lane is a Listed Building dating from the 19th Century, predating and providing an important part of the setting for the Cathedral. The formal listing of the buildings is largely based on the building’s external features and maintaining the internal decoration to maintain its current economic uses is an important part of conserving the historic fabric of the building.
Sean Woods, Inside Out Wellbeing Coach said: “The team did a great job with the painting and decorating – bringing a scruffy and unwelcoming area of the office back to life. Our community projects are a great way for participants to get back into the world of work and provide a positive addition to any CV.”
Sue Brown, Chair of CLEAR Trustees said: “Having a welcoming and comfortable environment, alongside our professional counsellors and therapists, is an important first step for all our clients. The Inside Out team have done a great job in opening up another counselling room to help us to cope with increased demand as we move out of the Covid restrictions.”
Inside Out supports people who are not working. The project reaches out to people whose mental health and emotional wellbeing has taken a knock during the pandemic and helps them to get back on track and into training and work.
Inside Out is funded by the European Social Fund (through Community Led Local Development managed by Cornwall Development Company), Cornwall Council and the project partners themselves.
Led by CLEAR, alongside CHAOS and Rebuild Southwest, Inside Out provides provide a mix of online (Inside) and community based (Out) support and activities to help people feel safe about reconnecting with their community, rebuild confidence, motivation and emotional resilience, and provide routes into work and training. It is unique in that it combines trauma-informed therapeutic approaches with practical, enjoyable, community-based activities.
More information about Inside Out is available here
Update, April 2020:
Both of the inside Out participants have now gone into work - one as a self employed roofer and one in groundwork!