Organisations providing support during coronavirus

Truro Cathedral Steward greeting a member of the public

Every single person in the world is being impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Below you will find details of organisations providing practical, spiritual and mental support for people during this challenging time.

Truro Cathedral

Truro Cathedral’s clergy and the pastoral team remains available to provide remote pastoral support to its cathedral community. Those wishing to speak to a clergy member should call or email:

Tel: 01872 276782 (leave a message and a member of the team will try to return your call within 24 hours)


Volunteer Cornwall

Volunteer Cornwall has set up a dedicated Coronavirus Response Team comprising volunteers from across the county to assist others in the community during the crisis. Should you need help, from shopping to dog walking, collecting prescriptions or something else entirely, send a Support Request to Volunteer Cornwall and they will try to match you to volunteers in your area that can help.

01872 266988


Transformation Cornwall has collated information from 12 Foodbanks across Cornwall - this includes information on how to contact those Foodbanks. Information is being updated each week and can be accessed via the link below:

To find out about how to obtain help from the Truro Foodbank:

Cornwall Link

An online platform to match what people are able to offer with what people need in your local area.

The Samaritans

Although to comply with Government advice, The Samaritans have had to cease offering face-to-face support, you can still contact The Samaritans by:

24 hour freephone 116 123


A number of dedicated Coronavirus resources have been uploaded to The Samaritans website to help anyone worried or unsettled by Coronavirus:

St Petrocs

If you’re concerned about someone sleeping rough, or if you, or anyone you know, might be facing homelessness in Cornwall St Petrocs can help.

We Are With You (Formerly Addaction)

We Are With You offer free and confidential advice, information and support with drug and alcohol problems.

01872 263001

A list of online support tools/groups for those with drug and alcohol problems has also been created in response to the Coronavirus outbreak:

Cornwall Refuge Trust

Cornwall Refuge Trust provides refuge accommodation for women, men and children who have escaped domestic abuse, offering them a safe and supportive environment in which to recover from their experiences.

24 hour 01872 225629

Cornwall Womens Refuge Trust

01872 277814

Norda House Project

Supporting male victims of domestic abuse

01872 321546 / 01872 321575

Cornwall MIND

01326 617220 / 0300 123 3393