With costs rising, we understand that many people will be worrying about heating their homes, how they’re going to be able to keep up with their bills, all while Christmas is thrown into the mix too.
If you are struggling this winter, here are some signposts to useful community hubs and organisations that are offering support in the local area, whether you need to stay warm, seek advice or simply see a friendly face.
Warm Spaces Bodmin - There are a number of locations in Bodmin that are welcoming the community if they are struggling to keep warm. For the current locations taking part in this initiative, see our previous article on the Warm Spaces project.
Warmth Bank, Lanivet Hub - Lanivet Hub will be offering access to a heated environment, affordable food and drink to have at the hub or to take home, advice on healthy eating, cooking and budgeting, and social activities. The hub will work with agencies such as Age UK, Volunteer Cornwall and social subscribers to provide further support.
Mental health support
Pentreath - Call 01726 862727 or visit www.pentreath.co.uk
Man Down - Fortnightly on Tuesdays, 7pm-9pm, St Petroc’s Parish Hall. https://www.mandown-cornwall.co.uk/
Bodmin Wellness Hub - First and third Tuesdays of the month at the Old Library, 1.30pm-3.30pm.
Foodbank - Provided by Wadebridge Foodbank, which covers the length of north Cornwall, Bodmin’s foodbank is available on Mondays and Wednesdays, 1pm-3pm at the Immanuel Church on Berrycoombe Road. If you need some support, call the team on 01208 815374.
Our Gate - Run by Revd Elaine Munday and a group of volunteers from the community, Our Gate provides food and everyday household items such as toiletries on a table at St Mary’s Crescent in Bodmin. All items are free and are for people to take as and when they need it, as long as the weather is dry.