Frank Voges

Associate Director of Operations
— Residential Services


Dave’s Story

Dave had lived sleeping rough for many years, but with St Petrocs’ help, through our Supported Housing provision, he has been able to start rebuilding his life

“I was back on the streets in Bodmin having got into a dry house. Having arrived at the house, drunk on several occasions, they 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.”

Dave in Supported Housing

Dave in the supported housing provided by St Petrocs

“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.”