Community & business help and advice

There is help and support for you in our community.

Here are links to some of the wonderful people who you can turn to for help

Covid-19 Mutual Aid Penzance 

Covid Updated Delivery Directory

Positively Penzance 

Pengarth Day Centre Meal Delivery Service

Livewest

Livewest 0800123 8080

Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice 03444 111 444

Advice on benefits 

You can get local small business advice from Penzance Bid

New guidance on Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has been announced today stating that:

  • The UK Government will cover employer National Insurance and pension contributions of furloughed workers on top of 80% of salary
  • Those furloughed can volunteer for the NHS without risking their pay
  • Businesses furloughing staff during the coronavirus outbreak will receive further financial support – with the costs of employer national insurance and pension contributions being covered by the government. Under the scheme, employers can claim a grant covering 80% of the wages for a furloughed employee, subject to a cap of £2,500 a month. Visit the gov.uk website to find out more.

Latest Government advice and links

COVID-19 tourism industry impact survey – closing Monday

Last chance to fill in this round of VisitBritain/VisitEngland’s tracker survey. It will be conducted regularly to monitor the impact on all aspects of the UK tourism industry.  The results will provide impact data to brief Ministers and the Government to help support the industry through these challenging times. Please circulate the survey to your members. The survey will close 17.00 Monday 30 March