Wesley Online Centre opens for jobseekers and Universal Credit applicants
Through funding provided by the Duke of Cornwall benevolent Fund, CCF has supported the new Wesley Online Centre in Liskeard with £935 to puchase 12 computer monitors.
Methodist Minster Rev Mark Pengelly of the Wesley Methodist Church explained that the main reason for the project is that job seeking and applying for Universal credit require access to a computer, something many poor people do not have.
Cornwall’s Vital Signs report in 2017 identified south east Cornwall as having the lowest wages and some of the highest rates of poverty in Cornwall. CCF Chief Executive, Tamas Haydu, “Our Vital Signs research identified south east Cornwall as having significant social needs and we have been delighted to support the Online Centre. It is a great initative that is focused on people who would otherwise miss out.”
The Centre is available to use free of charge and trained volunteers are available to help people with basic computer use, setting up email accounts, creating applications and CVs.