Support for the most vulnerable to move to a post Covid ‘new normal’
CLEAR is one of a range of organisations in Cornwall helping residents who had to shield during the Covid-19 pandemic return to a ‘new normal’ funded through a pot of almost £1.5m delivered by Cornwall Council. The grants are supporting people who are Clinically Extremely Vulnerable and in need of specialist support.
The projects will offer a range of services designed to improve physical and mental health, increase confidence, and enable vulnerable people to become more sociable in a safe and positive environment. The role of CLEAR will be to help reduce the impact of emotional trauma as a result of Covid-19: CLEAR will provide counselling, therapy, group and one-to-one support for emotional wellbeing, giving children, young people and adults they support the need to process their experiences, to develop strategies to cope and to build emotional resilience for the future.
Carolyn Webster, CLEAR CEO said: “This grant comes at just the right time – we regularly have a demand that exceeds resources but as we move to relaxing from the Covid restrictions the demand is growing even higher and none more so clients who are clinically extremely vulnerable – the last two years have proved very challenging in terms of fund raising and this grant really helps.”.
Cllr Dr Andy Virr, Cornwall Council’s Portfolio Holder for Adult Social Care, said: “The grant will make a huge difference to help those vulnerable people who have been cut off from society receive much-needed physical, mental and emotional support to rebuild their confidence as they return to a ‘new normal’ way of living.”
The grant funding of £1,423,055 has been awarded by the Minister of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government to enable Cornwall Council to support those in the local CEV community who need it the most.
Other grant recipients include: Active Cornwall, Active8, Age UK, Community Energy Plus, Cornwall Rural Community Charity, Disability Cornwall, Health for Homeless, NHS Kernow CCG, Cornwall Council Adult Care & Health Commissioning
More information can be found here on the Cornwall council website