Advice services

Local Support

Support in Cornwall

Online resource providing advice and support for people living in Cornwall.

Relate Cornwall

Relate Cornwall are the leading relationship counsellors in Cornwall.

Cornwall Samaritans

The Samaritans provides emotional support to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope, or at risk of suicide.

START St Austell Revival Together 

Learning centre with free computer access, a clothing bank and space for community groups. Also providing adult’s, children’s and baby’s clothing, shoes bedding, towels and toiletries free to those whom need them.

STAK St Austell

Offering affordable, hot nutritious meals. Also offer support including Benefit and form filling, housing support, debt advice, an art group and a computer club.

Pentreath

Pentreath provides for people living with mental health and emotional difficulties

Valued Lives

Valued Lives are an innovative mental health charity based in Cornwall. They offer community based care and support, therapeutic activities, enablement programmes, and general advocacy services.

Spectrum Pearl Centre

Situated in the centre of Truro, Spectrum's Pearl Centre is a place for people with autism and their families to get information and advice on autistic spectrum disorders (ASDs) and associated conditions.

Invictus Trust

Local charity for teenagers and their families who are suffering from mental health conditions. 

St Petroc's Society

Cornwall wide charity that works with single homeless people providing outreach, resettlement, supported accommodation and substance misuse counselling services designed to support individuals to move away from homelessness and into settled accommodation.

CHAOS Group

CHAOS (Community Helping All of Society) work with vulnerable and disadvantaged people, engaging them in meaningful activities and delivering employability opportunities to support them in accessing work in their community.

Active Plus

Active Plus use the skills, experience and expertise of injured military veterans to deliver unique programmes that build confidence, communication, motivation and self-belief; unlocking and nurturing the potential of participants regardless of their background and circumstance.

Advice and Advocacy services

Cornwall Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice Cornwall offer free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to individuals on their rights and responsibilities. 

Money Advice Service

The Money Advice Service provide free and impartial money advice.

C-App

C-App provide help and guidance with applying for Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) and Personal Independence Payments (PIP).

seAp (Support Empower Advocate Promote)

seAp is an independent charity that provides free independent and confidential advocacy services. They provide independent advocacy services to help resolve issues or concerns you may have about your health and wellbeing or your health and social care services. 

Welfare Rights Team

The Welfare Rights Team have knowledge of and experience dealing with welfare benefit law and regulation. They provide support and advice to people to deal with all aspects of the welfare benefit system. The majority of their work involves acting as representatives at Welfare Benefit Appeal Tribunals (help people to understand the legal principles of their case; gather evidence and prepare written submissions for the tribunal panel). The rest of the team's work centres on providing accurate advice and information to people so they understand what benefits they are entitled to claim. It often involves carrying out benefit checks to ensure people are receiving their full entitlement and if they are not, providing information and advice about what benefits they could claim.