The local welfare assistance scheme for Cornwall is called Crisis and Care Awards. The Cornwall Council website states that:

  • Crisis awards are for those in emergency or disaster situations to help them and their families with immediate needs
  • Care awards help vulnerable people to live as independently as possible in their community

For more information see the links on the website to the Crisis and Care Award leaflets and the Crisis and Care Awards Policy.

You can also download the council's staff guide1 from the link on the right hand side of this page.

How to apply

You can apply online or by phone or by email. The online link, email address, phone number and opening hours are on the website

  • 1. as provided to CPAG in 2014