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St Petrocs team up with Prince William to tackle homelessness

Tuesday 9th April, 2024

St Petrocs team up with Prince William to tackle homelessness

It has been announced that St Petrocs are teaming up with Prince William and the Duchy of Cornwall to tackle homelessness in Cornwall.   

Prince William and the Duchy of Cornwall will be delivering the estate’s first ever innovative housing project to help address homelessness in Nansledan, Newquay. The project, which is part of the Homewards initiative, will provide 24 homes with wrap around support for local people experiencing homelessness.

The development is due to begin in September 2024 and the first homes are due to complete in autumn 2025. The first phase will focus on creating high quality temporary accommodation that feels like home, with a clear pathway to a permanent home as accommodation becomes available. St Petrocs will help residents access wrap around support, build community connections through training and employment and ultimately find permanent accommodation.

Henry Meacock, Chief Executive, St Petrocs: “Everybody at St Petrocs is delighted to be part of this collaboration with the Duchy of Cornwall. Our charity has been working in Cornwall for over 30 years and has supported many hundreds of people in this time. With the Duchy of Cornwall, we believe we can deliver a truly exemplary project embedded in the local community which will provide a route for many more people out of homelessness for good.”

This is the latest milestone in the success of St Petrocs’, who have offices in Newham Road, work towards ending homelessness in Cornwall.

The 2023 Impact Report highlights the tangible impact of their work, with the team having prevented 202 people from becoming street homeless and 25 people supported into employment last year. The team also engaged with 1,357 people across all its services, with 189 people accessing support from the employment and skills programme.

As a charity, support from businesses plays a crucial role in addressing the complex challenges faced by individuals experiencing homelessness. The St Petroc’s Business Club gives businesses the opportunity to help end homelessness in Cornwall. You can learn more about their business club by visiting

If you are interested in keeping up to date with the work of St Petrocs, you can visit their website at to sign up.

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