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Governing Body meeting

NHS Cornwall Events - Tue, 04/12/2018 - 11:00
Information on NHS Kernow's December Governing Body meeting.
Categories: Health

Governing Body meeting

NHS Cornwall Events - Tue, 06/11/2018 - 11:00
Information on NHS Kernow's November Governing Body meeting.
Categories: Health

Governing Body meeting

NHS Cornwall Events - Tue, 04/09/2018 - 10:00
Information on NHS Kernow's September Governing Body meeting.
Categories: Health

Calling all students – add vaccines to your to do list before heading off to University

Cornwall Council - Latest News - Fri, 17/08/2018 - 16:16

Following yesterday’s A-Level results many students will now be busy getting ready to head off to university…but one thing many students forget to sort before they leave home is their vaccinations.

To make sure students get the most of their university experience and not become seriously ill, Cornwall Council’s Wellbeing and Public Health team are encouraging young people have the meningitis and measles jabs before they leave home.

It’s not all about leaving home, even if a young person is continuing their studies from home it’s still important for them to be covered too.

With lots of people in confined environments and close mixing, universities and colleges, halls of residence or even in hostels while off travelling, can all be hot spots for measles and meningococcal disease as they present the perfect opportunity for the infection to spread.

Measles is a highly infectious viral illness that can sometimes lead to serious complications and can be fatal in very rare cases.

The best protection against measles is to ensure young people have had two doses of Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccination. We know that some students of university/college age may have missed out on their MMR when they were younger as MMR uptake was as low as 80% in 2003. This means that many young people remain unprotected and so we are seeing measles cases in young people over the age of 15.

Alongside the MMR vaccine, it is also important to remind students (and freshers in particular) to get the MenACWY vaccine which protects against meningitis and septicaemia (blood poisoning) – which can both be fatal.

Denis Cronin, Public Health Consultant for Cornwall Council’s Wellbeing and Public Health Team said: “While students are rushing to get ready for the next big steps in their life, getting injections is often over looked. Young people are particularly vulnerable to these infections and are also far more likely to spend time together in large groups which provides the perfect conditions for spreading of infections. Anyone who feels unwell should let friends know and call 111 if they recognise any of the symptoms”.

Dr Iain Chorlton, from NHS Kernow Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “This time of the year is always an exciting time for many students. They’ve picked up their A-level results and then thinking about their new lives at university and the fun of Freshers’ Week but it’s really important that to make sure that either before you leave or as soon as you arrive at university and register with a doctor that you get the MenACWY vaccine and protect yourselves against this potentially deadly infection. So put protecting yourself against meningitis should be on you ‘to do list’ along with buying your pots and pans and new books.”

If students don’t manage to have vaccinations done before they leave home, they should register with GP while at university where they will be able to have the vaccinations.

Story posted 17 August.

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Apprenticeships will help boost prosperity for all of Cornwall

Cornwall Council - Latest News - Fri, 17/08/2018 - 14:43

A wonderful opportunity to gain a degree in surveying while working in beautiful Cornwall is just one of many amazing apprenticeships on offer through Cornwall Council this summer.

The Chartered Surveyor Degree Apprenticeship gives applicants the chance to be trained, supported and mentored to achieve a degree in surveying, while being paid a competitive salary.

Completion of the course will also achieve chartered membership of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveying (RICS).

The council will also pay for your degree and essential expenses, and ensure you have the time to attend university and to undertake training.

So, if you are passionate about developing a career in Property / Estates and would prefer to learn on the job – then this is the opportunity for you!

A number of other apprenticeship roles have just been released, providing an ideal series of opportunities for those due to receive their A Level and GCSE results this month.

Included in those new adverts will be apprenticeships in our Human Resources Teams; in both Business Administration and Data Analyst roles; in our Neighbourhoods Incident Team, plus many apprenticeship vacancies within our Children, Families & Schools directorate working in Education & Early years.

Councillor Bob Egerton, Cabinet Member for Planning and Economy said: “Our apprenticeships offer opportunities to people from all walks of life to gain vital workplace skills and to begin to build a career for themselves.

“We have taken on nearly 100 apprentices in the past two years, and we are now looking to bring in the next cohort – including this fantastic chance to gain a degree while being in paid employment.

“In the long term, investing in people in this way will also contribute to economic growth and prosperity for the whole of Cornwall, by creating a highly trained and employable workforce.

“It is also important to remember that these apprenticeships are not just for young people starting out, they can also offer a chance to start a new career later in life as well.”


Story posted 17 August 2018

Categories: Councils, Politics

Council launches new consultation to help people live safe and well at home

Cornwall Council - Latest News - Thu, 16/08/2018 - 15:23

With the ageing population in Cornwall set to grow significantly in the next decade, Cornwall Council is seeking input from residents and service providers on the right service mix to best help people to remain independent for as long as possible.

We want to hear from people about the services they want to keep them healthy and active, keep them independent and allow them to spend time with others. We also want to hear people’s views on how we can provide the right support to homeless people.

With a range of contracted services which the Council manages up for renewal in 2019, the Council wants to make sure that people have access to a range of services which, as well as keeping them happy and healthy, also keep them out of more costly services for longer.

Cornwall Council Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Adults Rob Rotchell said: “The end of the current contract provides us with an opportunity to make sure that services we commission are focussed on delivering what people have told us they want - to take more responsibility for their wellbeing and wellness, be as independent as possible and be part of their local community.

“After listening to a wide range of views a plan has been developed and we are now asking whether we have got this plan right. Whether you are a service user, a provider, or a resident who might be a future user of services, everyone is encouraged to give their feedback and views. We want to make sure our plans are produced with input from residents and partners.”

You can access the survey through the Council’s website. 

The survey closes on 7 September 2018

Posted on 16 August 2018

Categories: Councils, Politics

Keep calm and be successful on A' level results day

Cornwall Council - Latest News - Thu, 16/08/2018 - 10:27

Thousands of young people across Cornwall will be glued to their smart phones or uniting at schools and colleges as they prepare to receive their A level exam results today.  

 While it is too early to know results across Cornwall, many young people will now be considering whether to continue their education, undertake training or enter the workforce.

 It can be an emotional time, but Cornwall Council’s advice is “keep calm, there are lots of options available across Cornwall to make your next move a success and help you reach your full potential.”

Sally Hawken, the Council’s Portfolio Holder for Children and Wellbeing said: “We wish every student who is getting their results today the very best of luck and congratulate them and their families on their hard work and commitment getting to this stage. The wait is over and it will be a big relief to know the outcome today.

“Everyone is different and whether you now want to carry on your education or are thinking about taking those next steps in to work, there are a lot of different pathways open once you know your results. One of those paths will suit you.

“Some students will be taking up the opportunity to go to university but that may not be the right option for everyone. Apprenticeships are becoming more and more popular with young people who want to learn at work, get formal off-the-job training and a structured programme that takes them through the skills they need to do a job well.”

“Traineeships are also available to provide young people with the necessary skills and experience to access apprenticeships and wider employment opportunities.”

 Cornwall Council has apprenticeship vacancies available across a range of departments where you can gain technical knowledge, practical experience and wider skills.  You can find out more on the Cornwall Council website

Young people who are unsure what to do next, can get a wealth of ideas and information from the National Careers Service on 0800 100 900, via web chat and email by searching online for the National Careers Service. The service offers free and impartial advice and access to a range of online tools, including skills tests, course search, job search advice and personalised help from careers advisers.

The Council will now be working with Headteachers and Governors to analyse both the A’ levels results and this year’s GCSE results, due to be released next week.

Categories: Councils, Politics

Work starts on new waste and recycling centre

Cornwall Council - Latest News - Wed, 15/08/2018 - 21:03

Residents of Truro and surrounding villages will have more ways to recycle their household waste next year as work begins on the city’s new household waste and recycling centre (HWRC). 

The Council's new facility at Tregurra Park on Newquay Road is due to open next spring for residents to recycle a variety of items for free including household appliances, gas bottles and wood. For a small charge, residents can also take bonded asbestos, tyres, soil and rubble and plasterboard to the centre.

Truro's facility will become the 14th Council owned HWRC in Cornwall.

With the nearest HWRCs in St Day and St Austell, residents currently face travelling long distances to recycle items which cannot be collected as part of the Council's fortnightly kerbside recycling collections, explained Councillor Sue James, Cornwall Council's cabinet member for environment and public protection.

"We know that local residents have been keen to see a HWRC open in Truro and it's great to see work starting to make this a reality," she said. "Our HWRCs cater for a large quantity and range of materials and they have a good rate for re-use and recycling."

The centre itself will partially be built using recycled materials, with contractors Dawnus Construction using Incinerator Bottom Ash Aggregate (IBAA) supplied from the Cornwall Energy Recovery Centre.

Once construction is completed, the recycling centre will be managed by SUEZ recycling and recovery UK.

Patrick Daws, PFI General Manager at SUEZ recycling and recovery UK, said: “We are pleased to be breaking ground on Truro’s new household waste recycling centre that will provide local residents with a modern, convenient facility to help them recycle more of their household waste.”

Posted 23 July 2018

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Pavement overgrown, 15th August

Outside 28 polwithen drive, tenant
Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 26 Polwithen Drive, Carbis Bay
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Pavement overgrown, 15th August

Outside 28 polwithen drive,
Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 26 Polwithen Drive, Carbis Bay
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Pathway grown over, 15th August

My partially sighted mother walk around this park every day she is 85. This is very unnerving as she is not sure where she is..... Same complaint last year, seems like jobs just can't be done without a complaint being made

Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Try Mebyon St Ives Road, Carbis Bay
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