Social Responsibility

Challenge Poverty Week Report

The 2023 Challenge Poverty Week (CPW) Report is now available on line at Challenge-Poverty-Week-Report-October-2023-B-min.pdf (

The report includes a record of the significant CPW Conference held at St Michael’s Newquay with summaries of contributors such as the VIVA group with their poems drawn from their lived experience and Simon Fann of Truro Foodbank calling for a campaign to make Cornwall a Real Living Wage Place.  You can also read about many of the community groups who work so hard to reduce the impact that the cost of living crisis is having on so many people including some very local to the Penlee Cluster area.

We hope the Report will act as a platform to inspire further action to challenge poverty and its causes.

Real Living Wage Place 2023 research estimates there were 60,000 workers in Cornwall earning less than £12 per hour, including 20% of male part-time workers and 40% of female part-time workers. Yet so many private, public and third sector organisations see real benefits accrue to the company, not just the staff, from making the commitments recommended by the Living Wage Foundation.  So why would anyone not want to see Cornwall become a Living Wage Place where employers are urged to pay the real living wage?  CIPF have launched the Community Manifesto in the lead up to the General Election. – Andrew Yates

A Community Manifesto for Cornwall 2024 – Cornwall Independent Poverty Forum

We are asking people across Cornwall to submit ideas which they think will help make Cornwall a fairer and more just place to live. We will especially value contributions from people with lived experience of poverty or social exclusion.  If you have a specific proposal please email it to

St Mary’s CofE

A happy Church of England School in a stunning location with an entrance directly off Penzance Prom.

Memory Café

United Nations Climate Change conference in the United Arab Emirates

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