43 People

were referred to this service during 2015-16

39 People

were prevented from returning unsupported to the streets

No Second Night Out

Camp bed in a derelict hut
A derelict hut where a rough sleeper had been staying.

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 Team know.
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

Meet Chris

I have lived in so many different places, I've lived rough and when I say rough, I mean jagged.

If half the people in the world suddenly had some kind of epiphany about how they treat and affect other people in their life, I truly believe that these Godforsaken towns and cities that we live in would become almost bearable.

...my heart keeps inside it the sorrow of a million and more forgotten sons and daughters that reside among the back alleys in their sleeping bags and cardboard homes. These melancholy and missing children of this once amazing nation are inevitably lost and forgotten in co-op coffins bought by the state without even a single mournful tear between them. The cold night and chills takes them and never judges; then sickness and alcohol, drugs and depression become the causes and blame as we walk by them on our way back home.

I'm the first to say there's help if you want it but it's hard and you really have to take the strain and pull yourself on to your feet.