All of St Petrocs’ services are still open and operational, with extended opening hours to address clients’ needs at this time and allow for social distancing in-line with government guidelines.
We receive no core-funding from the local authority or government and we’re reaching out to the Cornish community, who have been so generous over the last 30 years, in its support of our work.
Every single day we are working with over 150 people who require support with their accommodation, health and emotional needs at this difficult time. As this uncertain situation continues, many of our residents who live with mental ill health and with small or no support networks are relying more heavily on our staff in their day to day lives.
We urgently need funds to help us to provide food to our clients at this time of crisis. Many of the volunteer led food provisions our clients depend on daily have had to stop running due to the restrictions in place and many of them being over 70.
3. Counselling services and telephone helpline
Freshfield is our drug and alcohol counselling and telephone helpline service for both people with issues and their friends and families. It’s a vital lifeline to people who are isolated at this time. We are experiencing an increase in the demand for this service due to the added stresses social distancing and isolation presents.
“There is still a great deal to do to ensure that homeless people in Cornwall get through this crisis. We are all struggling with the challenges ahead, some more than others, but homeless people are definitely some of those who will struggle more than most. Financial support to keep our services open, and tailor them to the current situation is what we need”.
Dave Brown, St Petrocs