REACH Cornwall

We know social care and health providers across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly do an amazing job. We also know, there are simply not enough people, with the right skills, to meet the ever-growing needs for these services.

What is REACH Cornwall?

REACH Cornwall is an employer-led project which aims to address this issue. We invite anyone involved in the care or health sector, whatever your role or specialism, to join this new forum. Whether you manage a small or large healthcare organisation, own a care home, run a support group, provide a therapy service or are involved at the grassroots level, YOUR VIEWS MATTER. Together, we can identify key training needs and create high quality, innovative solutions that work for you and your team.

Let's work together to Raise Excellence and Aspiration in Care and Health across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

Meet the Team

Jenny Gramnes, Cornwall Health and Care Forum Coordinator (European Projects)

Jenny Gramnes, Cornwall Health and Care Forum Coordinator (European Projects)

Jenny Gramnes, Cornwall Health and Care Forum Coordinator (European Projects)

Jenny heads up our small but dedicated team. She administered projects as a part of the Health and Wellbeing Innovation Centre in Truro before going to Falmouth University to work in their Business School. Her passion for travel and partnership building took her on the path of managing all the study abroad activities at Falmouth, including the European programme Erasmus+. In her spare time, Jenny likes to race around - rollerskating on ramps, playing volleyball, running and surfing! Originally from Sweden, she adores the culture, nature, wonderful atmosphere and people of Cornwall. Jenny is keen to use her experience in European programmes to help develop this vital sector across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

Dolly Mazonowicz, Skills Development Broker (Health & Social Care)

Dolly Mazonowicz, Skills Development Broker (Health & Social Care)

Dolly Mazonowicz, Skills Development Broker (Health and Social Care)

Dolly has a background in adult social care in both America and Cornwall, dating back to 1990. Over the past ten years, she has also worked with projects supported by funding from the European Social Fund and Skills for Care, to support learning and development in the care sector in Cornwall. Dolly qualified as a teacher in 2003 and is also a classically-trained chef! In her spare time, she enjoys keeping chickens, travel, cooking for family and friends, and spending time with her two funny little rescue dogs. She is the primary contact for individuals and organisations working in the social care sector.

Helen Lynch, Curriculum Designer/Developer (part time)

Helen worked as Lead Educator for the Learning and Development Department  at Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust for many years, managing the City and Guilds Assessment Centre and more recently developing and implementing the Trust’s Apprenticeship Strategy. Helen led the team to deliver health specific Apprenticeships at Level 3 and 5 and the development of the Get In Cornwall project which seeks to promote the range of careers available within care and health.  We are thrilled that Helen is joining the REACH Cornwall team and bringing her wealth of expertise with her.

Karen Keast, ESF Curriculum Designer/Developer 

Karen has a varied background in education, health, safety and wellbeing. Over the last six years, she has coordinated projects assisted by charitable funding from Macmillan Cancer Support and the Health Promotion Service to support the health and wellbeing of all employees with Cornwall Council and schools across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.  This project received national recognition winning the CIPD (The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) Health and Wellbeing Initiative of the Year 2017. Having a background within occupational health and educating/training adults, Karen brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in designing and delivering bespoke courses and supporting learners accessing courses within their working environment and time constraints. Karen is thrilled to be putting all of her professional experience into such an innovative project and will be designing any additional bespoke training needs within the sector. In any spare time she has, Karen is currently training her new puppy.  When he sleeps, she creates wooden gifts that are hand turned from Cornish wood. Custom-made designs are added with pyrography and finished with care for any occasion.

Julie Cherry, ESF Marketing and Events Assistant

Julie has worked in a wide variety of roles across a number of sectors. Most recently, she was part of the Get In Cornwall project based at Royal Cornwall Hospital. There she encouraged young (and not so young) people to consider careers in health and social care. Outside of work, Julie's diverse passions include both Formula 1 motor racing and interior design! She is thrilled to be back in a creative role again and excited to be involved with such an innovative project.

Linda Bradley, Project Support

Linda provides support to both REACH Cornwall and our sister project, Hospitality Table Cornwall. She is very enthusiastic about this completely new role. Having previously worked in the public sector for many years, Linda brings a wealth of skills and experience with her. Her interests include keeping fit (circuit training), watching sports - particularly football, and socialising with friends and family. Linda is a very valuable and indispensable member of our team.

Get Involved

To find out more about the project and any upcoming events visit our websiteFacebook page or follow us on Twitter. Our contact details are below if you would like to get in touch. 

Contact details

Tel: 01872 308197

REACH Cornwall
Truro and Penwith College
Room 101, Fal Building
College Road
Truro
TR1 3XX

healthandcare@truro-penwith.ac.uk

www.reachcornwall.org.uk

The project (officially titled the ESF Excellence in Health and Care Skills Group) is part-funded by the European Social Fund receiving up to £500,000 as part of the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme in England. The Department for Work and Pensions (and in London the intermediate body Greater London Authority) is the Managing Authority for the England European Social Find programme. Established by the European Union, the European Social Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support skills development, employment and job creation, social inclusion and local community regenerations. For more information visit https://www.gov.uk/european-growth-funding.