Cornwall Works up for award

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Cornwall Works has been shortlisted in this year’s Better Places National Awards.

The awards, which are run by New Start Magazine, highlight “trailblazing initiatives” which tackle poverty and inequality and go the extra mile to reach out to all sections of society.

The winners will be announced at a ceremony in Manchester in early July as part of the CLES (Centre for Local Economic Strategies) summit 2012 – ‘Making the Most of Localism’.

Cornwall Works was shortlisted in the Public Sector category for being “a great example of partnership working to link up services in rural areas”.

Established by Jobcentre Plus and Cornwall Council and with ESF Convergence support, Cornwall Works brings together local projects and programmes to create a hub that has helped more than 10,000 people into work or training.

Carolyn Webster, strategic development manager, Jobcentre Plus Devon and Cornwall, said: “Cornwall Works is a great example of an innovative local partnership giving people the support they need to get into work.

“All the people and organisations involved should be really proud of the contribution they have made to tackling worklessness in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.”