Both resource centres offer a wide range of services including access to shower facilities, toilets, food, a clothing store, bedding, laundry facilities and storage facilities for personal belongings. There is also access to a GP surgery (Health for Homeless) at both centres.
During the winter months when the weather can be particularly challenging and severe we open the doors of our Truro Resource Centre to provide a safe and warm environment for the homeless of Cornwall. This scheme has been a huge success and is only possible due to the wonderful work of our volunteers.
Our wonderful volunteers run several activities that actively promote inclusion, confidence, social interaction and engagement.
We are always looking to expand these ideas - in the past we have had Reiki, Yoga and Circus Skills!
Please see our Volunteer page if you have ideas and would like to get involved.
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.