Emergency Housing Project Opens

5th October 2017

St Petrock's has opened it's first emergency housing project in Exeter in order to provide fast access to emergency accommodation for individuals who are homeless with low to medium support needs. This project aims to provide a period of stability and trial tenancy for clients while the St Petrock's Private Rent & Support team looks to secure long-term accommodation for individuals. A property was purchased earlier in the year, following a generous grant award from The Garfield Weston Foundation, to provide a consistent and reliable source of accommodation for St Petrock's clients.  Opened in August, the house now has four tenants and all have positive move-on plans in place.  The aim is to support 35 individuals in the first year, rising to 45 in year 3....

Harvest Festival 2017 – Wish List

23rd August 2017

Working jointly with Exeter Foodbank, we have prepared a list of most wanted items for Harvest Festival 2017 to help guide schools and churches who would like to support our work during this period. Please note that each organisation has to collect seperately and neither can accept fresh produce of any kind.  Thanking you in advance for your support!...

New service to increase the flow of people off the streets. 

8th June 2017

A new rapid response service to speed up the time people new to homelessness spend in emergency accommodation is being run by St Petrock’s, following a successful bid to Exeter City Council. Mel Hartley, St Petrock’s project manager explains, “This service will play a valuable role in moving people who have experienced homelessness for the first time, out of emergency accommodation and into more stable housing, enabling them to re-gain more independent lives. “It will also enable Exeter’s limited stock of emergency accommodation to be turned around faster, as individual clients will be provided with personalised assistance in their move-on by our team, who will ensure areas of support are in place”. St Petrock’s Rapid Response service will aim to contact with anyone requiring emergency housing within 48 hours (in Exeter and within 72 hours in the locality areas). With access to over 40 properties per year in Exeter and surrounding areas, including St Petrock's...