The ESF Building Futures Project is being delivered across Cornwall by Cornwall Council and its seven delivery partners working with individuals living in households in areas of deprivations, poor quality homes, or without a settled home.  The project seeks to address the underlying issues to access to education, training and employment.

The project has started this month and will help 1600 individuals across Cornwall and is split into four strands of delivery:

  • A pre-tenancy training programme devised for participants that are on the waiting list for social housing, those who have never managed a tenancy before or those who have been refused a tenancy in the past.  This training will be delivered by Citizens Advice Cornwall and AWC Training.
  • An intensive family support project  – this strand focusses on households and families that have complex barriers and will aim to progress individuals into work or training and will be delivered by Coastline Housing, LiveWest and Ocean Housing.
  • A Gypsy/Traveller Inclusion Project – this strand, delivered by TravellerSpace, highlight participant and increase skills and social/digital inclusion. Focussing on reducing barriers to access participation though tailored literacy, numeracy and digital inclusion classes which will lead to further opportunities.
  • An intensive homeless support and prevention project – this strand will be delivered by Cornwall Housing Limited and will work with homeless households and rough sleepers through a number of opportunities including:
    • Getting Real Opportunities of Work (Grow) – a 12-month traineeship scheme offing lived-experience in a work environment and guaranteed interview.
    • Peer Advocacy Scheme – Advocates will receive intensive training, support and coaching and will then be able to provide support to people who are homeless and at risk of homeless.
    • Nos Da Kernow Key Worker Support – working on addressing on the complex barriers and moving participants closer to work and education.

If you are interested in finding out more information or joining the Building Futures Project as a participant, please email