ESF Living Well Project

The project aims to address the problems that arise for people who want to become part of the workforce but whose health issues present a barrier to them achieving this goal.

Truro and Penwith College is a partner in the 'Living Well to Work' project, which is led by the Learning Partnership and delivered by partners throughout Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly and supported by the University of Exeter.

The Living Well project is receiving up to £992,374 from the European Social Fund as part of the 2014-2020 Growth Programme awarded through the Future Peninsula Open Call.

The project aims to address the problems that arise for people who want to become part of the workforce but whose health issues present a barrier to them achieving this goal.

A range of pilot projects have been tailored to support priority groups, including older workers, people experiencing mental health issues or learning difficulties and people with diabetes, whose condition prevents full participation in the workforce. These pilot projects will then each be evaluated by the University of Exeter to inform best practice for future support programmes.

Truro and Penwith College is delivering the Living Well project with two priority groups:

  • Young people who are at risk or exclusion, NEET (Not in Employment, Education or Training) or at risk of becoming NEET.
  • Unemployed people aged over 51 who may face barriers to participation including physical and mental health issues, digital illiteracy and low self-confidence.
  • We are working with project participants to gain their input on activities that will support them to overcome their barriers, which have included anxiety workshops, drama, poetry and personal fitness, and enhance their wellbeing, emotional resilience and employability.

The delivery partners involved in the ESF Living Well project are:

  • Cascade Theatre
  • The Eden Trust
  • Newquay for Excellence Training
  • Pentreath
  • Truro and Penwith College
  • Urban Biodiversity
  • Volunteer Cornwall
  • Young People Cornwall

Contact Details:
For further information, please contact Simon Evans (ESF Project Co-ordinator)