Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world. Truro Diocese achieved Fairtrade Status in July 2010
A major conference was held in the Spring of 2010 at Bodmin chaired jointly by Bishop Tim Thornton and Rob Menary, Chief Officer of Devon and Cornwall Probation Service. A summary of the presentations and workshops can be found here.
Homelessness is sadly all too often experienced by people in Cornwall rough sleepers, sofa surfers and women and men fleeing from domestic violence.
Cornwall Council though its Social Inclusion team have produced an excellent booklet packed with useful local information for anyone new to Cornwall. It is available in four languages Polish, Portuguese, Russian and English. This booklet is available here. Hard copies of the booklet are available from SRO team at Church House
The Diocese of Truro is a Founder partner of the Cornwall Independent Poverty Forum CIPF. The Diocese helped to organise Cornwalls first Poverty Hearing in 1997.
Social Responsibility currently engages in the following areas: Poverty and Debt; Community Involvement; Environmental Issues; Homelessness and Affordable Housing; Workplace Chaplaincy; Inclusion; Migrant workers; Funding; Fairtrade; Faith in Justice; Equal Opportunities; Influencing Policy
Transformation Cornwall is an ecumenical charity, set up by the Diocese of Truro, the Church Urban Fund, the Cornwall Methodist District and Churches Together in Cornwall, as part of the Church Urban Funds Joint Venture programme with dioceses around the country. The aim is to provide infrastructure and capacity building support to groups, churches, faith and non-faith based organisations to enable them to respond to issues of poverty, deprivation and marginalisation in their area.