Inside Out reinvigorates a community space at Morrab Surgery, Penzance
Inside Out spent the last week of May at the Morrab Surgery in Penzance. The project’s participants created a community garden, from an over-grown and unused outside space, for the users of the surgery. And created a scene of tranquillity, from what had previously been an eye-sore, for neighbouring properties.
Craig Little, from project partner Rebuild Southwest, said: “The space is now ready for use by the surgery, its staff and patients – a great gang of people to work with from the project and a fab result for the community.”
Inside Out is focussed on West Cornwall and supports people who are not working. Inside Out is reaching out to people whose mental health and emotional wellbeing has taken a knock during the pandemic and help 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 local charity CLEAR, alongside 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, such as the re-vamp of the community space at Morrab. The CHAOS Group also supports the project through vocational training and volunteer placements.