Falmouth: Christians Against Poverty Debt Centre Serving Falmouth, Penryn and Surrounding Villages

If you are feeling weighed down by debt, then we can help you.  You may think that your situation is impossible, but there is hope. Our friendly team will give you a listening ear in confidential appointments and provide a practical solution to your debts.

We offer

  • local appointments with a debt coach
  • an effective and realistic budget that prioritises your essential bills. We will negotiate affordable payments with each creditor and attempt to stop unfair interest and charges where possible.
  • a CAP Plan, in most cases, is set up for you and you will need to make one monthly payment into your CAP Plan to cover your debts and also bills if appropriate.  CAP will then distribute this on your behalf.  You can also build up savings through your CAP Plan.

If you are in severe debt CAP can walk you through insolvency options, such as petitioning for bankruptcy and helping you to fill out the forms.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does it cost anything?  No, our service is completely free.

Will my creditors cooperate with you?  Yes, we have worked with over 1,000 companies within the finance industry and we are well respected.

Is CAP just for Christians?  No, CAP will help anyone regardless of their religious beliefs.  We are committed to our service being available to all.

Making the first call can be hard but the sooner you ring, the sooner you will begin to have peace of mind.  So call our Freephone number 0800 328 0006 or the local debt coach number below and begin your journey to becoming debt free.

Opening hours
Mondays & Tuesdays 9 am – 5 pm
URL 1
https://capuk.org/i-want-help/our-services/cap-debt-help/introduction
Social media
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Instagram
Contact Name
Jacqui Bennett
Phone/Mobile
+447376655711
Email
jacquibennett@capuk.org
Who may use the service?
Everyone

Falmouth: Christians Against Poverty (CAP) Kick Start

‘Bite-sized’ video sessions to help you with a range of emotional issues, money matters and job search queries.

Select from the following and let us know how we can help:

  • Anxiety and Worry
  • Handling Loss
  • Handling Habits
  • A Healthy You
  • Lifting Financial Pressure
  • Making Your Money Go Further
  • Discovering Your Strengths
  • Writing a CV
  • Interview Skills
Address
Emmanuel Baptist Church, Western Terrace, Falmouth, TR11 4QJ
URL 1
https://kickstart.capuk.org
Contact Name
Glyn Lumley
Phone/Mobile
+447544858232
Conact Email
glynlumley@capjobclubs.org

Looe: The Haven Youth Project

The Rusty Bucket was established in 2008 to serve the fishing village of Looe, South East Cornwall. We have a special interest in supporting the vulnerable and marginalised adult population – quietly moving people from the streets into accommodation, into work and supporting those battling areas of addiction – all at a local level. The impact of Covid-19 is evident in all aspects of our community. We have been privileged to play a small part in offering crisis funding to those who have been hit hard – paying phone bills, utilities to provision of baby care items and much more.

However, there is one part of our community who do not have a loud voice – Youth. We are presently in the process of establishing a dedicated space within the town offering learning, leisure and mentoring opportunities. Its working title is The Haven.

Joint Press Release Rusty Bucket – Looe Development Trust – Looe Harbour Commissioners 26.02.2020

For some years now the Youth of Looe have been well served by Looe Development Trust’s Millpool Centre based “Looe Youth Project”. In December 2019, their youth leader stood down and urgent efforts made for a timely replacement. During this fallow period an opportunity to explore the possibility of a permanent (dedicated) youth space was undertaken by local community charity, The Rusty Bucket. After much positive dialogue with Looe Harbour Commissioners, an unused first floor unit was identified and will be made available for suitable conversion in the near future.The re-location has the support of Looe Development Trust’s Chair, Justin Spreckley “We have very much enjoyed creating and hosting the Looe Youth Project, but welcome this new future and all the advantages of a dedicated youth premises, we wish the youth and Rusty Bucket every continued success”.

Looe Harbour Commission’s Chief Executive, Tina Hicks, was also pleased to confirm their support for the project, (working title The Haven). “We were very impressed with the commitment of Barney Barron (RB Youth Leader) and Paul Penhaligan (Rusty Bucket Chair) – The Harbour Commissioners are 100% behind their vision for Looe youth and believe it could grow into a genuine town asset.”

Barney Barron, on behalf of the Rusty Bucket, advised “The work now begins. We are presently building a team of volunteers – from painters to youth night assistants – and looking also at everything from wifi to toilets and much more in between!”

If you would like to volunteer in any capacity or would appreciate personalised updates please email thehaven@therustybucket.co.uk or text/phone 07896515334. Regular updates and announcements will be made across the network of Looe Facebook pages.  

STOP PRESS 13.11.2020
Today we received confirmation of a grant from Cornwall Community Foundation equivalent to 571 hours of paid youth leadership during 2021.
We are excited to have been recognised as having a pivital role in the town’s youth work, especially in a post-covid environment.
We are also very grateful for the generosity of the CCF funders.

The Haven (our current working title) has its own Facebook page with regular updates on our progress towards an opening date (Covid-19: Planned opening date postponed till later in the year).

If you would like more information on our forthcoming youth work, feel free to email us

Address
Chy Kemeneth, Shutta, East Looe, PL13 1LS
Opening hours
Planned opening date postponed due to Covid-19
URL 1
https://www.therustybucket.co.uk/youth.htm
URL 2
https://www.facebook.com/The-Haven-107531567517969/
Social media
  • Facebook
Phone/Mobile
+447896515334
Email
thehaven@therustybucket.co.uk

Truro Homeless Action Group (THAG)

Truro Homeless Action Group (THAG) consists of volunteers whose sole aim is to provide daily breakfast for those in need. We serve breakfasts 07.30 to 08.30, close at 09.00 and offer take away sandwiches. We provide some meals over Christmas and in winter offer flasks and thermals. We operate from the Church Hall of St John the Evangelist, Strangways Terrace, Truro  TR1 2NY, tel. 07934 950957.

Read our story on: https://trurodiocese.org.uk/faith-stories/serving-breakfast-and-hope-for-the-homeless-of-truro/

Truro Homeless Action Group (THAG) provides a warm welcome, food and shelter and a regular and safe place for the homeless and vulnerably housed to meet. Around 35 volunteers regularly give two hours a week to provide free cooked breakfasts, seven days a week, 365 days a year. On Christmas Day and Boxing Day we offer a turkey lunch with all the trimmings.

We are currently raising funds via the Cornish Christmas Giving Catalogue.This year’s donations will go towards helping us provide breakfasts (£1.50/person) and the Christmas Day and Boxing Day lunches (£6/person).As well as food, THAG also provides toiletries, flasks, razors, thermals in winter, along with socks, gloves, hats, scarves and underwear plus, of course sleeping bags and rucksacks. We have even been known to provide a complete change of clothing when needed.

THAG was first formed over 22 years ago after the night shelter in St George’s Road was closed. THAG is now based at the Church Hall of St John the Evangelist in Strangways Terrace, Truro.

Address
Church Hall of St John the Evangelist, Strangways Terrace, Truro, TR1 2NY
Opening hours
07.30 to 08.30, close at 09.00
Phone/Mobile
+447934950957

Falmouth: New Parents Support Group

This group is to help new parents and their babies connect with others who are in the same wonderful but crazy phase of family life!

Happening every Thursday at All Saints Church on Killigrew Street, Falmouth; you are most welcome to pop in once or make it your weekly routine. Come just as you are – fully made-up or with bed-head; full of joy or tired and weary; ready to laugh or ready to cry.

This is space where new parents can come together to tell it like it is, and to support and encourage each other whilst being served tea and coffee. Hopefully you’ll come away with a smile on your face and spring in your step – and perhaps even the phone number of a new friend. It’s free to come (but if you fancy making a small donation to cover refreshments we won’t say no!). You must sign up as spaces are limited and please cancel your ticket if you no longer need it so someone else can come instead.

Masks will need to be worn upon entry and exiting the building as well as when moving around. Masks do not need to be worn when eating and drinking.

*Due to current restrictions we are only able to have 7 families at each session and just 1 parent per session. We can only accommodate children up to 6 months old and so we’re unable to have older siblings at these sessions. Got more than one baby? No problem – you need a ticket per child so sign up for as many tickets as you need.

Sign up at https://newstreetchurch.org/community/new-parents-support-group-sign-ups/

If no tickets are showing that means that sadly we’re full for this week’s session. Spaces become available for pre-booking from 9.30am the Thursday before.

Address
All Saints Church, Killigrew St, Falmouth, TR11 3PN
Opening hours
Thursdays 09:30-10:15am
Disabled access
yes
URL 1
https://newstreetchurch.org/community/new-parents-support-group-sign-ups/
URL 2
https://www.facebook.com/NewStreetFalmouth
Social media
Facebook

Falmouth: Love Falmouth: No Child Without

Love Falmouth is a Christian charity with the vision to enable communities and individuals in Falmouth to thrive. Our mission is to enable people from different socio-demographic groups to become spiritually, emotionally, mentally and physically whole. We do this through targeted, specific projects and initiatives and as a result, we believe we will see our community transformed and thriving.

On average, 3 children from every primary school class will be deprived of basics such as warm winter clothing, fresh food and celebrations over the Christmas holidays. These statistics are from a report published in 2018 and the more recent challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic have only exacerbated the problem. Access to warm winter clothing, fresh food and Christmas celebrations is essential to the health and wellbeing of children and parents alike, and a lack thereof can be detrimental to children’s health, growth and happiness. This is why we are launching the ‘No Child Without’ project. We want to ensure that no child in Falmouth (& the surrounding areas) goes without: a warm winter coat, access to fresh, nutritional food and celebrations this Christmas.

To donate please go to https://www.totalgiving.co.uk/appeal/nochildwithout

Registered Charity No. 1047941

Address
The Loft, 1st Floor Office, 46 Killigrew Street, Falmouth, TR11 3PP
URL 1
https://www.facebook.com/FalmouthLove
URL 2
https://www.lovefalmouth.org.uk/
Social media
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
Phone/Mobile
+441326617240
Email
lovefalmouth@gmail.com

Saltash Foodbank

“The foodbank was there when we really needed it, it was an absolute lifeline.”

We don’t think anyone in our community should have to face going hungry. That’s why we provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to us in crisis. We are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.

Saltash foodbank is a project founded by local churches and community groups, working together towards stopping hunger in our local area. Saltash Foodbank also have a website where they regularly post updates including a list of their urgently needed items: www.saltash.foodbank.org.uk

Are you a family struggling financially and finding feeding yourself and your children difficult at the moment? Do you have job insecurity and struggling to pay your bills? Have you had bills come out of the blue, making you choose between food or fuel? Then contact us on 0800 328 2124 and see how we can help you.
Further help can be obtained from your housing welfare officer, health visitor, schools, Citizens Advice, Job Centre, Mental health support workers and many others.
We currently provide a delivery only service and cannot see people at our centre.  If you need help from the foodbank the quickest way to reach us is by freephone 0800 328 2124.
Donations: Please call freephone 0800 328 2124 if you wish to make a food donation and cannot take it to one of the locations below.
Local supermarket donation points:
• Waitrose, Tamar View, Saltash, PL12 6LD
• Co-op Food, 51-59 Fore St, Saltash PL12 6AL
• Tesco Superstore, Transit Way, Plymouth PL5 3TW
• Lidl, Gilston Rd, Saltash PL12 6TW
Financial Donations: Monetary donations can be made at: www.saltash.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/donate-money
Address
Lower Ground Floor, 18 Belle Vue Road, Saltash, PL12 6ES
Opening hours
Deliveries are made on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Saltash Foodbank are now operating a DELIVERY ONLY service.
URL 1
https://saltash.foodbank.org.uk/
URL 2
https://www.facebook.com/Saltash-Foodbank-116182259934721
Social media
Facebook
Phone/Mobile
+448003282124
Email
info@saltash.foodbank.org.uk

Address
Lower Ground Floor, 18 Belle Vue Road, Saltash, PL12 6ES
Opening hours
Deliveries are made on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Saltash Foodbank are now operating a DELIVERY ONLY service.
URL 1
https://saltash.foodbank.org.uk/
URL 2
https://www.facebook.com/Saltash-Foodbank-116182259934721
Social media
Facebook
Phone/Mobile
+448003282124
Email
info@saltash.foodbank.org.uk

Cornwall Christmas Box

Christmas is a time of joy and celebration but for those living on the breadline, Christmas can emphasise the difficulty of their circumstances. For the past 18 years, Three Rivers Vineyard Church (previously Truro Vineyard Church) have been collecting Christmas dinner boxes to give away through Cornwall Council’s Social Services team to those in need. Jesus taught us to feed the poor and hungry, and this us trying to do that.

In 2012 we felt challenged to expand the Christmas Box appeal to the broader community, wanting to help as many people as possible. We collected just over 200 boxes in 2014, 120 in 2015, and 257 in 2016. In 2017 we had a target of 300, or 500 if you asked Heather. We thought she was being ambitious – but you all donated 540 boxes in total, so she was right!

For 2018, we collected almost 1,000 boxes, which were distributed to hundreds of families in need, across the length and breadth of Cornwall. And last year we collected a whopping 1200 boxes.  Once again, we were blown away by everyone’s generosity.  There are no words!

We are unashamedly, a Christian charity, we don’t have any preferences for where the boxes go, or where they come from.  In fact we don’t directly distribute the boxes ourselves, we rely on partners in Social Care, Food Banks and other 3rd party organisations that already have contact with people in need.  We don’t add anything to the boxes that you donate, our only aim is help feed as many hungry people as possible.

Find out more: 3 Rivers Vineyard Church

Each box contains enough food for a family of 4 – 6 to celebrate: Christmas dinner with all the trimmings, treats like mince pies and biscuits, and of course Christmas pudding all go into the box to make up a feast for a family in need. A typical box costs around £30 but you can share the cost by getting together with friends, neighbours and colleagues to fill a box together. The boxes will be distributed by Cornwall Council’s ‘Children’s Early Help, Social Care and Psychology Service’ team to families in need. Visit the website for the shopping list of items to include, collection points and more.

Christmas Box 2020 is happening!

As we reach the end of one of the craziest and most challenging years, the number of people that need help has grown exponentially.  Christmas Box HQ is going full blast again this year, and we have been blown away by Cornwall’s generosity, we really live in a beautiful place with beautiful people.  There have been some challenges to make sure that we do it as safe a way as possible for people involved. But we believe that we have to help as many people as we can again this year.

For the last couple of years, there has been such an amazing response to our Christmas Box appeal. You have been absolutely incredible at responding to the need here in Cornwall, to help feed families. We’ve gone from collecting approximately 100 boxes a few years ago to over 1200 boxes last year. This is fantastic, thank you!

Thank you to everyone that has got in touch and offered their time, their vehicles and expertise to help us this year.  You guys are amazing!

If you have any question be sure to get in touch – either by email (hello@cornwallchristmasbox.co.uk) or via Messenger on our Facebook page.

Thanks again

3 Rivers Vineyard Team

URL 1
https://cornwallchristmasbox.co.uk/
URL 2
https://www.facebook.com/cornwallchristmasbox
Social media
Facebook, Twitter
Email
hello@cornwallchristmasbox.co.uk

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The St Vincent de Paul Society, Cornwall

The Devon and Cornwall St Vincent de Paul Society is part of an international Catholic society dedicated to the relief of the poor in whatever form that poverty takes.  The Society was founded in Paris in 1833 by a group of young laymen, led by Frederick Oznam (beatified in 1977) to address the needs of the poor. They took as their inspiration and Patron, the Apostle of Charity, St. Vincent who, two centuries earlier, had founded the Order of the Daughters of Charity. They set up orphanages and soup kitchens to alleviate the conditions prevalent in France at that time. The Society rapidly spread globally and today is active in 140 countries.

In Cornwall there are five SVP Conferences in Falmouth, Camborne, Truro, Bodmin and Launceston.  Some  members are over 70 but still active with charity works. The SVP is also a partner in Plymouth Diocese Caritas.

Membership is open to men and woman, young and old, of any denomination. The SVP asks only that members accept fully the Christian ethos of the Society, and are committed to express their love of God through personal service to their neighbour. The SVP respects religious liberty and values of all people.

Helping those most in need during the Covid-19 crisis

The SVP has always been there for people who are older, vulnerable or on the margins of society. When Covid-19 hit and the country went into lockdown, SVP volunteers and support centres sprang into action with deliveries of hot meals, emergency food parcels and essentials.

While we had to stop our befriending visits, our volunteers have offered one-to-one support over the phone to people who may be feeling more lonely or isolated than ever before.

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URL 1
https://www.trurocatholicchurch.org.uk/saint-vincent-de-paul-society.html
URL 2
https://www.facebook.com/SVPenglandandwales
Contact Name
Chris Provis, President
Phone/Mobile
+441566775820
Email
geoffprovis@hotmail.co.uk

Truro: Music and Chat on the Mat

Music & Chat on the Mat at Truro Baptist Church

Come along with your pre-walking baby for 45 minute session on a Wednesday.

9.15 -10.00am OR 10.45 – 11.30am

A time to chat in our relaxed sensory room with sensory music activities, baby signing, textures and smiles.
Book in for this half term’s sessions from 4th November to 9th December

A covid compliant group:
1 adult to 1 child
Please wear a mask on arrival
Visors will be available for mat time
Places are limited at each session to
6 adults and 6 babies

To BOOK please email: children@trurobaptist.co.uk
CLICK HERE to visit the TBC Toddler & Baby Facebook page

Parking at the Church is extremely limited and we advise you not to use the Church’s car park, there are spots on surrounding roads that allow you to park free for up to 2 hours and a couple of pay and display car parks a few minutes’ walk away.

The TBC Toddler & Baby team

Address
Truro Baptist Church
Opening hours
Wednesdays 9.15 -10.00am OR 10.45 – 11.30am, 4 Nov-10 Dec 2020
URL 1
https://www.facebook.com/groups/121725372436162/
URL 2
http://www.trurobaptist.co.uk/
Social media
Facebook
Contact Name
Lynda Sanders
Email
children@trurobaptist.co.uk

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