No Second Night Out
St Petroc's are currently operating a 'No Second Night Out' scheme (originally piloted in London on 1st April 2011) which seeks to respond to those individuals who find themselves new to the experience of rough sleeping on the streets.
St Petroc's can currently work with three 'No Second Night Out' clients in the Truro Resource Centre at any one time. These individuals are expected to link in with staff who will provide a high level of support over 72 hours. 'No Second Night Out' staff will operate 7 days a week to ensure appropriate solutions and offers of housing and support are found.
If you notice someone sleeping rough,
let your nearest Outreach
Please call the Devon & Cornwall Rough Sleepers Partnership:
0800 151 3441
The aim is To provide a rapid response to new rough sleepers. To link those who migrate to Cornwall back to the services and support networks in their local area in order to promote a better chance of sustaining a life away from the streets.To provide a single offer based on assessments of every individual and their needs so that they do not spend a second night on the streets.
A Real Life Story
I was back on the streets in Bodmin having got into a dry house. Having arrived at the house, drunk on several occasions, had no choice but to ask me to leave really, so that was it.
The first night back in Camborne I slept in the shop doorway there. I was really cold. That one night was a sobering thought. I've been back in the house ever since. I brought a lot of things away in my head that are helping to make me realise what I need to do to keep healthy but I will still drink. I'm not at the stage I was before where as soon as I got money in my pocket I had to go and blow it all on drink.
I'm in a really good place. Can't remember feeling in such a good place for a long time. I've lived a full and enjoyable life. I have achieved more things than most blokes have even dreamed of. I'm not saying that's a good thing. I don't see it as a bad thing. But I am what I am.