A Cornish charity dedicated to ending homelessness is gearing up for a busy few weeks
Thursday 4th January, 2024
A Cornish charity dedicated to ending homelessness is gearing up for a busy few weeks.
St Petrocs, which has offices in Peat House, Newham Road, is running its Winter Services, to help provide emergency accommodation to people in Cornwall.
The charity offers self-contained rooms, dispersed throughout the county, for those facing a night sleeping outside.
The emergency accommodation not only offers dignity, safety, warmth but also serves as a crucial starting point for the organisation to work with individuals to find suitable sustainable long-term housing solutions.
Last winter, 90 per cent of those who accessed St Petrocs’ Winter Services were successfully supported into longer-term accommodation, with 40 per cent moving into a St Petrocs house.
The charity relies on public support to continue its work to address the homelessness crisis in Cornwall, which is worsening. A total of 1,271 people were supported in 2022, around 100 more than in 2021. The figures for 2023 are expected to be higher.
St Petrocs’ Winter Appeal runs until February 29 and is the charity's largest fundraiser of the year.
To find out more, see stpetrocs.org.uk