CIC reflects on a successful year

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An organisation devoted to helping vulnerable people has been reflecting on a year that saw it support more than 500 clients through challenging times.

Konnect Communities, which gives support to people with a range of backgrounds including those who are homeless, in prison, long-term unemployed and those living with mental and physical health conditions, marked the milestone in December.

The community interest company has helped its clients through a range of projects it runs across Cornwall and south Devon. These are funded through the job centres, Victim Support, the European Social Fund and European Regional Development Fund.

Through partnership with Cornwall Council, Harbour Housing and Cornwall Housing Ltd, the CIC has given support to clients with offending backgrounds, allowing them to move from supported accommodation into private housing.

In the past 12 months they have offered extensive support, including courses on life choices, helping people to understand their value in life and improving their view of the future.

Following this busy year for Konnect Communities, the CIC is about to launch a new project, Konnect for Business, which will provide fully-funded support to eligible businesses across Cornwall.

CEO Ian Curnow said: “It’s been a wonderful year in so many ways and our team has worked tirelessly to ensure our funders’ money is put to good use helping those in the community who really need assistance.

“We are constantly grateful to the organisations that make our work possible and we are looking forward to 2022 and the challenges it brings with excitement and enthusiasm.”