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Funding for new social support group

25 May 2016

Funding for new social support group


The Albert Van Den Bergh and Jane Hartley Fund awarded Penta Health and Wellbeing £1,316 to recruit and train 12 volunteers to support delivery of their services in West Cornwall and Newquay. The group delivered 40 hours of training to volunteers and have since introduced a new weekly social support group in Perranporth, a monthly walk group, a monthly cycling group, a monthly outing and weekly gentle exercise session in West Cornwall.

A member of the group said “I don’t feel isolated anymore, I feel part of my community. They enabled me to get out and about.”


Penta Health and Wellbeing supports diversity and equality in all aspects of their work and encourage good mental health for all. All services are free or subsidised. Support is offered to ensure all those who wish to attend activities are able to. This may be providing transport, access to funds or emotional and physical support. Penta Health and Wellbeing has over 27 years’ experience of providing a wide range of activities to improve mental health and wellbeing in West Cornwall.

The Albert Van Den Bergh and Jane Hartley Fund offer funding opportunities to grass roots community and voluntary groups in Newquay and surrounding areas.