Cost of Living Support Directory

We have compiled a directory of Cost of Living Support Services available in the Penzance area provided by numerous local community groups, charities, churches and more.

If you are a charity or organisation that is providing support to residents in Penzance and would like to be included on this directory please contact us.

Community Hubs & Warm Spaces

Growing Links

Where: 1 Guildhall Road, Penzance, TR18 2QZ

When: 7 days a week 12noon – 3pm & 5:30pm – 7pm

Hot lunch, signposting and information, advice and guidance

Contact: Email – [email protected] or Phone: 07729 621557

Grant funded by Penzance Council

Whole Again Communities

Where: Treneere Community Hub, Colinsey Road, TR18 3NZ

When: Awaiting new opening times

Warm place, free hot meals and drinks, advice, support, various workshops and support groups.

Contact: Email – [email protected] or Phone: 01736 369772

Grant funded by Penzance Council

Penzance Support Hub – Young People Cornwall

Where: Lescudjack Centre, Penzance, TR18 3PE

When: Mondays 3:30pm – 5:30pm

Safe place for children and young people who ae feeling down and/ or struggling with their emotions. Information, advice and guidance.

Contact: Email – [email protected] or Phone: 07741 198551

Penzance Connect Club

Where: Penwith College, St Clare Street, Penzance, TR18 2SA

When: Tuesdays 5-7pm

Support for young people aged 11-19 and up to 25. Drop-in (no need to book). Any young person attending will be able to access a warm drink and light refreshments.

Contact: Email – [email protected] or Phone: 01872 321486

Penlee Cluster of Churches

St Mary’s, Penzance:

Where: St Mary’s Church, Penzance, TR18 4AP

Friday 12 noon – fish & chip lunch – donations or pay what you can. Book your place by phoning: 07782 647089

St Peter’s, Newlyn:

Where: St Peter’s Church, Newlyn, TR18 5QF

Wednesday 12 noon – pasties & jacket potatoes lunch – free. Book your food by emailing: [email protected]

Paul Church:

Where: St. Pol-de-Leon Church, Paul, TR19 6TY

Every day 2-3pm – warm hub only

Pengarth Day Centre

Where: Morrab Gardens, Penzance, TR18 4DA

When: Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm, Saturday 8:30am – 3:30pm, Sunday 10am – 2pm

Hot food and drinks, flask of tea or soup to take home, breakfast and afternoon tea at reasonable cost. They also offer a Meals on Wheels Service.

Contact: Email – [email protected] or Phone – 01736 364307

Grant funded by Penzance Council

Pz and Newlyn Youth Project


When: Thursdays 6pm – 8pm (mixed ages)

Where: The Centre, Newlyn

Contact: [email protected]

Free entry, free food, drinks and activities


When: Fridays 6pm – 7:30pm for Yrs 7-9 & 7:30pm – 9pm for Yr 10+

Where: Sea Cadets Building, Jennings Street

Free entry, free food, drinks and activities

Grant funded by Penzance Council

Discovery Church

Where: 62 Morrab Road, Penzance, TR18 4EP

When: Tuesdays 10am – 12noon / 6pm – 8pm & Wednesdays 6pm – 8pm

We cater for all people. We have a large open space with chairs & tables available. There are games etc for children. There is always tea, coffee, hot chocolate available plus on some occasions there will be home made soup.

Contact: Discovery Church Penzance

Food Banks

Churches Together in Penzance Foodbank

The Foodbank provides a box of food containing enough food for 7 days (3 meals a day), for people in financial crisis. People can access this service on production of a voucher which has been issued by agencies such as social services, G.Ps, health workers, schools, YMCA, CAB and Job Centre Plus.

Contact: 07590 159841 or contact via Facebook

Food for Families Penzance CIC

Best Before Store, Community Chest

Contact: Julia on 07925 298587 or contact via Facebook

Penzance Community Larder

Penzance Community Larder is open to everyone living within 30 minutes of Penzance town centre to help to combat food waste. Vegetarian and vegan foods only.

Where: Redwing Gallery, Penzance

When: variable – check the Facebook page for updates

Help & Advice

Cornwall Council: Tel – 0300 1234 121 (option 2) or visit: Support for residents struggling with the cost of living – Cornwall Council

Citizens Advice Cornwall: Tel – 0800 144 8848 or visit: Citizens Advice Cornwall | Free Advice for the Community

South West Water: Tel – 0800 234 6317 (debt team) or visit: WaterCare Tariff (

Learning Disability England: Tel – 0300 1110444 or visit: Cost of Living Resources – Learning Disability England

St Petrocs (homeless charity): Tel – 01872 264153 or visit: Services | St Petrocs

Cornwall Voluntary Sector Forum: visit Cost of living – VSF (

Age Concern UK: Tel – 0800 678 1602 or visit: Help with the cost of living | Age UK

Step Change: Tel – 0800 138 1111 or visit: Coping With The Cost Of Living. Debt Advice. StepChange

Mind Cornwall: Tel – 01208 892 855 or visit: Mind Cornwall — for better mental health – Mind Cornwall — for better mental health (

Rethink Mental Illness: Tel – 0808 801 0525 (freephone) or visit: Advice and information about mental illness (

Please note, these are not Penzance Council services and the council are not responsible for the times, dates, contact details or quality of service provided. Similarly, all details were correct at the time of compilation (Feb 23) but are subject to change – please check with the organisation directly.

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