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Cornwall 100 Club visit to St Petroc’s

21 July 2014

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Every year the CCF takes donors and supporters to visit projects where our grants have made a difference to the community.  Fifteen members of the Cornwall 100 Club, the CCF's business arm, visited St Petroc's Truro Resource Centre on 17 July. Steve Ellis, Chief Executive, gave a passionate presentation about the invaluable work of the Society.

Cornwall has the highest number of rough sleepers in England after Westminster in central London. St Petroc's Society provides accommodation, support, advice, training and resettlement services to single homeless people in Cornwall. The primary aim is to provide these services to people aged 16 - 65 years for whom no provision is made within the community, either statutory or otherwise. St Petroc's have two Resource Centres at the Truro Head Office and at the Breadline Centre in Penzance. 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.

Last year the Truro Resources Centre was accessed 5,860 times and saw 119 new clients. The centre enabled 493 visits to the GP, food was provided on 218 occasions, clothing or bedding was provided on 584 occasions.

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The visit was organised by Troubs Hunt, Trustee of the CCF. She said "St Petroc's is a perfect example of the sort of project that The Cornwall Community Foundation supports.  It fulfils a real need in our community and they excel in what they do, helping so many vulnerable get back on their feet.  The business community are key in our aim to help Cornwall a better place for all and we were delighted that members of the C100 club supported this Seeing is Believing trip. Many thanks to them and, of course, to St Petroc's."

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