Support for Families and Young People in Liskeard

Lyskerrys Youth Club

The Lyskerrys youth club usually takes place every Friday evening at the Liskerrett Centre and is run by Young People Cornwall, The Youth Club is free for all aged 11-19 years old.
Groups are split into 2 ages – 11-13 years 5.15-6.45pm / 14-18 years 7-9pm

Tel: Karen Coleman – 07833 141671

Baby Basics Cornwall

Baby Basics is a volunteer-led project aiming to support new mothers and families who are struggling to meet the financial and practical burden of looking after a new baby.

Baby Basics provides much needed essentials and equipment to mothers and families who are unable to provide these items for themselves; including but not limited to teenage mums, people seeking asylum and women fleeing domestic abuse and trafficking. All our clients are referred by frontline care professionals.

Tel: 07463 806731

Lighthouse Community Centre

Lighthouse School Holiday Clubs

We run a regular school holiday club which is fun, exciting, educational, physical and they even has a delicious lunch. We usually run sessions for 5-7 year olds and 8-11 year olds. Please see our website and Facebook page for more details.

Lighthouse Detached Youth Work

Our detached youth work is a method of youth work delivery, which enables our workers to make contact with young people and positively influence their lives by engaging them in a program of informal social education in places within Liskeard where young people chose to meet away from traditional youth work venues. We will work with other organisations in this area to ensure we are working collaboratively and effectively.

Parent & Toddler Group

Our parent and toddler group is a great way to meet new people and for your child to enjoy play activities in a safe, informal and friendly atmosphere, where you can also find some help, support and an opportunity to chat over a cuppa and cake.

£1 per child, includes drinks and snacks. Term time only for under 5’s
Wednesdays – 1pm to 2.45pm
Fridays – 9.30am to 11.30am

Tel: Clare – 07769 848307
Office – 01579 344102

Start Now

Start Now is a website created by young people in Cornwall for young people in Cornwall.

It started simply to help young people in Cornwall access information about mental health and wellbeing support in Cornwall. From there is has grown! It is home of the Connect Card and the Wellbeing and Resilience Action Plan / Toolkit and much more.

Kernow Connect

Providing a range of universal, targeted and specialist services to Young People aged 11-19 and those up to 25 with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in Cornwall. Kernow Connect will provide support that enables young people to meet friends, have someone to talk to and be listened to, whilst having fun and feeling happy.

On this website you’ll be able to find out how you can support young people aged 11 – 19 years and those up to 25 years with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). You will be able to meet the team, find out what’s on offer in your community, provide useful links and information.

Please also visit our Facebook page (follow, like and share) – we’d also like to hear from you; what would you like to see on our website or if you have anything to say please contact us.

Get Together-Cornwall

The object of Get Together-Cornwall is to bring together people that have a connection, diagnosed or awaiting a diagnoses of Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and to provide support and information that is missed when being seen in a professional environment. We have appropriate facilities with regards to supporting the affected person or persons, as well as their families and the supporting network around them.

No age restriction, siblings, teenagers, parents, carers and grandparents – everyone is welcome. You do not need to be diagnosed with ASD to come and enjoy the group – anyone that would benefit from the group is welcome especially families.

We are based at Great Twelvewoods Farmhouse, Dobwalls.

Family Hubs

Family Hubs offer family support and community health services to families with children aged -9 months to 25 years. Services available include:

  • early help
  • early years
  • education
  • health
  • parenting

as well as services from voluntary and community sectors.

You can find out what’s on at your local Family Hub on the Family Information Service website.  You can also keep up to date on their Facebook page.

Parenting Programmes

Support in Cornwall run free parenting courses/groups that support you with some of the challenges of being a parent. Parents tell us that they learn a great deal from each other and enjoy the support that a group provides. We offer a selection of free courses, whatever the age or needs of your child.

To book a place on one of our parenting programmes, please complete the Early Help referral form on the link below:

Health Visitor and School Nurse Advice Line

The Health Visitor and School Nurse Advice Line provides health advice, guidance and support. They support families with children / young people aged 0-19.

If a child already has an allocated health visitor or school nurse and further advice is needed then it will be passed to that professional. For those not allocated, a referral to the Health Visiting and School Nursing service will be considered.

Tel: 01872 322779 Monday to Friday 9am-5pm.
If the line is busy you will be able to leave a message and you will receive a call back.

Cornwall’s SEND Local Offer

Cornwall’s SEND Local Offer describes the provision that is available for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and their families.

Cornwall’s SEND Local Offer helps families by gathering in one place, the information that they need to know in order to make informed choices about the support they receive.

The SEND Local Offer section of the Care and Support in Cornwall website is also a good resource for the professionals working with children and young people with SEND.

The Dreadnought Centre

The Dreadnought Centre is a registered Charity who have been working for over 40 years with children, young people and their families in Cornwall, who are experiencing difficulties in their lives – be it emotional, behavioural or physical.  Looking behind behaviour and providing support to explore and recognise feelings and emotions. With an ethos and philosophy of offering unconditional acceptance in a non-judgemental environment, providing positive adult role models for young people and enabling them to make decisions for themselves.

The Dreadnought Centre has volunteering opportunities to work alongside young people to help them develop confidence, self-esteem and social skills.

Tel: Jo James – 01209 218764