Our About page provides information on Cornwall Link. This page also explains how you can contribute and connect to your communities. Our About page aims to offer clear advice and information on Cornwall Link to help you get started and find out everything you need to know. But, if you need help or have a question, please contact us.
A community is a group of people based on a shared interest, identity, location or need.
Cornwall Link is free for all. See how we fund the service. Read More
With several functions, Cornwall Link is more than a community directory. Read More
There are many reasons why general and professional users benefit from Cornwall Link. Read More
How Do I Register?
Signing up to Cornwall Link is both free and quick - just follow the tips offered on our Help page. Help me Register
How Do I Use Cornwall Link?
Cornwall Link is a unique platform designed with users in mind, but anything new can be tricky. If you want some help using it, our Help page can guide you step-by-step. Show me How to Use Cornwall Link
Who We Work With
Who are Inclusion Matters? Who are Made Open? Do you collaborate with others? Read more
Find out about the people behind Cornwall Link. Coming Soon!
Our Media Kit
Are you a community group or organisation that needs more information on why you should use Cornwall Link? You can download our media kit to find out how Cornwall Link will help you. Coming soon!
Our mission is to connect people and professionals to their communities by:
Making it easier to connect and work together.
Better and personalised access to health and wellbeing services.
Helping services promote themselves and spread their message to support more people.
Developing Cornwall Link to meet community needs as they change.
Through Cornwall Link – the community platform - we hope to reduce loneliness and its health impacts for people that live in Cornwall.
Our values shape what we offer and how we develop through:
Promoting good health and wellbeing for everyone
Connectivity through inclusivity
Being a part of community growth
You can read more on this page to discover how we deliver our mission and values. Back to the Top
About Cornwall Link
Cornwall Link is an online database of services, activities, events and volunteering opportunities, known as community listings.
A community listing on Cornwall Link is a service, activity or event that helps people by offering support or connection. These listings provide information like:
A description of a service that can help you.
When the service is available to you.
How you can get in touch with the service provider.
We have also developed Cornwall Link to provide social networking features to help further facilitate connection and collaboration with others.
We made Cornwall Link because we saw two needs in Cornwall.
To provide the public with better and clear access to the support they need.
Deliver an interactive and responsive database for health and wellbeing professionals to use in their work.
Cornwall has a lot of services and support, but it can be difficult to find information on what you need, when you need it.
We have worked with the community and organisations to develop Cornwall Link to meet community needs and develop new features that make our Cornwall directory better.
Cornwall Link is a complementary service to our community information and advice helpline – 01872 266383. Both services are offered as part of the Inclusion Matters partnership, where we work with other organisations to provide many community services. Back to the Top
Who is Cornwall Link For?
Cornwall Link is for everyone looking for or providing support services for Cornwall. The support could be local, county-wide or national services but all listings on the Cornwall Link serve Cornish residents.
Cornwall Link is a service within the Inclusion Matters partnership, who work with people of all ages. While the platform is managed by Age UK Cornwall & The Isles of Scilly, who specialise in assisting those over 50 years old, the Cornwall Link platform is for everyone to find or offer help– regardless of age, interests or needs.
Our platform welcomes and includes family and child support services. While members must be over 16 to register, parents or trusted adults can help members below this age with their searches.
Our platform also helps professionals working in the health and care sector with signposting, collaboration, networking and promotion within Cornwall. Back to the Top
Does Cornwall Link Cost?
Cornwall Link is free for all - there is no cost to using or registering to Cornwall Link and its services.
This platform is funded by Age UK Cornwall and their community partners.
If you would like to donate or fundraise for Age UK Cornwall to continue to maintain and develop the Cornwall Link Service, please visit our website or contact us.
We collect resource links on subjects to help connect readers to useful and reliable information and advice. Read our Resources
We write or collect stories from individuals, community groups and organisations to share what's happening in Cornwall. Members can contact us to share or work together on a story submission. Read our Stories
Campaigns are a custom page to collate listings and information based on communities, shared interests or general themes/missions. Members can contact us to book or work together on a campaign. View Campaigns
Collaborate with your team, volunteers or external collaborators with a private or public team space. Features include sharing documents or content, assigning tasks and creating a chatroom. View Project Teams
We're open to collaborating with individuals, community groups and organisations on joint projects or supporting your mission with our community service offer - subject to availability. Please contact us for more information. See our Collaborations
We offer videos and tips to guide you through our platform. We hope this helps you find your way, but we also offer help via email or phone if needed. Get Platform Help
Your personalised dashboard lets you easily manage your listings, connections, messages and much more! View Your Dashboard
Earn custom badges for your profile as you engage with the platform and members. Coming soon!
We continue to develop the Cornwall Link features to meet the needs of the community, if you have any ideas or feedback for us on your Cornwall Link experience - please contact us. Back to the Top
The Benefits of Cornwall Link
For Individual Users
Manage Your Personal Wellbeing
With your free account, tag your needs and interests to your profile to connect to activities and members through Best Match. What's Best Match?
Connect with Your Community
Find services, activities, events or volunteer opportunities that allow you to connect with your community. Add, chat and work with other members to strengthen your ties. Learn What You Can Do on Cornwall Link
Find Useful Resources
We share information, listings and resources for our members to access in one, easy-to-find platform to improve your access. See our Features
Read and Share Stories
Connect and learn more about your communities through the stories we publish or share your own stories. Read Community Stories
It's Free to Sign Up
Access everything on our platform for free. You can search our community directory without signing up, but other features such as personalised search, saved lists, project teams and connecting with members require an account. Register Today in 2 Simple Steps
If you can't find what you need on Cornwall Link, our Helplines, Community Coaches and Social Prescribers can provide support. Contact us
For Service Leads, Community Groups and Organisations
Tag your listings so that they are found easier and match your audience through Best Match! Benefit from our platform promotion, optimised website and listings, thousands of pageviews each month and marketing networks.
Help with Your Work
Discover services, events, resources and members that can help with professional learning, networking or social prescribing. See What's Happening
Collaborate with others with our custom spaces and features. Launch a joint Campaign based on common causes or work and support your members or teams on Project Teams. Collaborate with us using our community offer - subject to availability. Please contact us for more information.
Share Your Stories
Have a space to share your stories, press releases, resources and services - promoted via social media, email marketing, radio segments and more!
Manage Client Profiles
Cornwall Link can help you support others with sub-accounts - letting you collate services and manage profiles for other people. Coming Soon!
Cornwall Link is free for individuals, groups and organisations to sign up and use - ensuring your budgets are not affected but your results are improved. Register
Want to know why other organisations and community groups use Cornwall Link? Take a look at our recommendations below.
Who Recommends Us?
Cornwall Link is a fantastic resource to reach communities in Cornwall. As we don’t have a physical location there it’s so important to have a digital presence and let people know that we’re there to help should they need it. It’s brilliant to be part of this generous community and find out information about other local resources that we might otherwise have missed
Guide Dogs South West provide life-changing support, skills and dogs for people with sight loss. We helped Guide Dogs through our community service offer, helping to spread awareness of their fundraiser.
We work with several partners, suppliers and collaborators to make the Cornwall Link the best community platform it can be. In this section, we explain who we work with and how we work with them on this service.
Cornwall Link is supported and part-funded by our Inclusion Matters partners. You may have seen us mention the Inclusion Matters partnership a few times on this site, but who are they and what do they do?
Inclusion Matters is a service that aims to make it easier for residents of Cornwall to find out the information and advice they need to improve their well-being, stay healthy, get active and increase their connection to their community.
Inclusion Matters partnership is made up of the following organisations:
Together we offer community services under a contract called 'Inclusion Matters'. The services include:
The first port of call for people to find out about groups, activities and other opportunities. Our trained advisers will assist you to find out what's going on in your area and signpost you for further support. Contact the Inclusion Matters Helpline on 01872 266383.
Cornwall Link is a community platform to find out what's going on in Cornwall - from social and peer groups, services, events to volunteer opportunities. There are a lots of opportunities to explore. Community groups and organisations can also use the platform to share their activities,opportunities and information.
Inclusion Matters know that sometimes we need a little more support to take part in activities and groups, or that we can have a range of issues that need tackling. Through our specialist support we can help you with things like fuel poverty, employing a personal assistance, or getting back to work.
Support for Community Groups
We think community groups are at the heart of the places where we live and work, and that these groups need support too! Through our Community Asset Team, we can offer support and training to community groups to access funding, build skills and capacity and share events/resources.
Support After a Hospital Stay
We know that a hospital stay can be daunting and the importance of support when you get back home. Our Hospital Discharge Worker will support you to have an action plan so that your recovery and recuperation goes smoothly.
We understand that using the internet can feel like a daunting task if you don't feel you have the confidence or skills you need, or you just simply don't know where to begin. We will be able to support your first steps and show you how to gain all the benefits of being online.
Want to get involved? There are a number of ways you can get involved with Inclusion Matters such as volunteering assisting our Community Coaches. Please contact us to find out more.
If you feel you could benefit from one or more of these services, please call the Helpline on 01872 266383 who will discuss your options with you.
We work with trusted suppliers - like Made Open- to help deliver parts of the Cornwall Link service. You may have seen them mentioned a few times around the site, but who are they and what do they do?
Made Open supply the unique website platform and support to us to deliver and develop Cornwall Link for our members. They are a service design and technology company who help organisations build better communities through design services such as community platforms. Made Open provide us with the platform technology (or software), technical assistance, develop functions and assist with development planning.
They do not provide support to members, add content or provide an information and advice service for members. Any user looking for help with using Cornwall Link should contact Age UK Cornwall & The Isles of Scilly to receive the help they need.
Cornwall Link (and Age UK Cornwall & The Isles of Scilly) collaborate with community groups and organisations to deliver joint projects such as social media campaigns, complementary services, community events and workshops.
Some of the organisations we have collaborated with include Healthwatch Cornwall and BBC Radio Cornwall.
We are open to hearing from anyone in the community with an idea. Collaboration is subject to availability, funding and discussion. Please get in touch with us to talk. Contact us.