Why We Campaign
On one typical November night in Cornwall, in 2016, we found 99 people sleeping rough, in cars, woodland, hidden behind shops in our town and city centres and along the coast path.
In 2017, having launched our campaign ‘Let’s End Street Homelessness in Cornwall’, the number of rough sleepers we counted was down from 99 to 68. This reduction in numbers meant that Cornwall went from having the third highest number of rough sleepers in England, to the tenth highest, bucking the national trend of rising numbers.
Cornwall had the greatest decrease of rough sleepers in England in 2017, from 99 to 68, bucking the national trend. While the national figures rose by 13%, the numbers went down by 33% in Cornwall.
Our current campaign Let’s End Street Homelessness in Cornwall continues to gather pace throughout the year, engaging people with our work.
Our ambition is to end street homelessness in Cornwall.
At St Petrocs we believe homelessness shouldn’t be an issue in our society. We believe that for anyone facing homelessness, for whatever reason, there should be the care and support they need to help them.
We help hundreds of people who find themselves homeless each year through our services. The aim is to ensure that each person without a home is given the opportunity and support to rebuild their lives.
The numbers of people in need never end. For every person we rehouse, another appears. Our services are in the greatest demand they have ever been.
With your support we can end street homelessness in Cornwall.