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Double tragedy for carer

Sue Aldridge is a kind, self-deprecating lady who has made a career out of helping others. As the manager of Penberthy, a residential home run by Cornwall Care in Newquay, she has been working night and day with her equally devoted team to keep COVID-19 at bay. There...

Making scrubs for Cornwall

Volunteers at a Redruth-based manufacturing company have been helping make scrubs for health workers in Cornwall. DM Orthotics (DMO) has remained operational throughout the current coronavirus pandemic. The business, which has just celebrated its fifteenth birthday...

Learning the route to the pool

Dan Lowe is missing his twice weekly swimming sessions in the pool at Bodmin Leisure Centre. Whilst no longer able to swim, however, he still walks there regularly from home with his mum and new canine companion, Lenny. Dan has been blind since birth and Lenny is his...

Children walk for Penberthy residents

Seven-year-old Phoebe Nelmes and her ten-year-old brother Mason love visiting Penberthy in Newquay. Their mum Patricia is a senior carer who has worked full-time at the home for the last sixteen years. The children even got to spend Christmas Day 2019 there - handing...

Strong local opposition to Polstrong appeal

An appeal to overturn a Cornwall Council decision to reject plans for an out of town development on land north of Roseworthy Hill, known as Polstrong, is facing strong opposition from BID Camborne and the hundreds of local businesses the Business Improvement District...

Mia’s magic journey continues

10-year-old Mia Richardson embarked on a marathon effort to raise money for the care home her mum, Bernie, works in on 2 April. Her goal was to run the distance from Land’s End to John O’Groats – 1347 kilometres – on the family cross-trainer.  Since then, Mia, from...

Trevithick Day at home celebration

Coronavirus may have stopped Camborne’s annual and very popular Trevithick Day festivities taking place in the town’s main street this Saturday, but people are still being encouraged to mark the occasion with memories, videos and music. Since 1984, residents have been...

Care Christmas card competition launched

With summer on the horizon it may seem bizarre but, with many of us having a lot of lockdown time to fill, Cornwall Care is launching a Christmas card competition. Entries are being invited in five different age brackets on the theme of ‘Caring for Cornwall’. Winners...

Easter egg donations to Cornwall Care staff

Easter is going to be different for many of us this year but, thanks to the generosity of local food outlets, Easter eggs will still be on the menu for hard-pressed Cornwall Care staff. Waitrose was the first supermarket to arrange a delivery of fifty eggs to the...

Free virtual fitness classes available on Better UK app

People in Cornwall may be having to stay at home but that is no excuse not to keep fit. Thanks to a free app from leisure social enterprise provider GLL, which runs all Cornwall leisure centres under the Better brand, everyone can now take part in freevirtual fitness...

Devices donated in memory of grandad

When Charlotte Pearce lost her much-loved grandmother in August last year, she knew how alone her 87-year-old grandad would feel. Too far away from him to visit on a regular basis, she decided to give him an iPhone so they could stay in touch via video calls. The...

Brewin Dolphin Exeter team member wins diversity award

Caroline Lake, head of diversity and inclusion at Brewin Dolphin, has been presented with the Best Initiatives in Diversity award at the City of London Wealth Management Awards (COLWMA), which took place at London’s Guildhall. Caroline has been based in Brewin...

DM Orthotics celebrates its fifteenth birthday

DM Orthotics (DMO) has marked its fifteen years in business with a birthday party at its factory in Redruth. Guests joined the company’s clinicians, business development, administration and manufacturing staff for the special celebration on 10 March – a milestone...

Working towards a COVID-free Camborne

BID Camborne has introduced a number of measures to reduce the impact of COVID-19 on Camborne. These include contacting every business to see what support they need; explaining the financial help available from the Government; writing to George Eustice MP to lobby for...

Nourish proves a hit at Chyvarhas

Chyvarhas nursing home in Callington is the latest Cornwall Care home to introduce an app-based system that is transforming the way carers work by simplifying the record-keeping process and enabling them to look after individuals better. Known as Nourish, the app is...

St Austell Leisure Centre is plastic free and officially green

Going green is a key priority at St Austell Leisure Centre. Not only has the team just achieved ‘Plastic Free St Austell’ status, they have also been presented with their ISO14001 certificate – an industry standard awarded in recognition of effective environmental...

Staff pull together at Cornwall Care

Now that the World Health Organisation has declared a pandemic and the Government has moved into the delay phase of managing coronavirus in the UK, Cornwall Care has been busy planning for potential staff shortages in the weeks and months to come. The organisation has...