City’s rough sleepers to sleep safely this winter

20th November 2015

For the first time in Exeter, anyone who is rough sleeping in the city this winter will have to opportunity to come indoors and “safe sleep” for three continuous months, starting on December 1st. Nicola Forsdyke, Exeter City Council’s Housing Options Manager explains, “We have been discussing how we could extend our normal Severe Weather Emergency Provision (SWEP) for rough sleepers with our partner agencies St Petrock’s, BCHA, who run the city hostel, Gabriel House and Julian House, who manage the Street Homeless Outreach Team, for some time and we’re delighted to get this new service called Safe-Sleep underway. “The way in which the agencies involved have got on board with delivering this service is another excellent example of how well the city’s homeless agencies work in partnership.” Instead of having to wait for 3 consecutive nights of freezing temperatures for rough sleepers to receive an invitation to come inside, as was the case historical...

2015 Annual Report

14th October 2015

Our 2015 Annual Report is now available online, while being printed....

Shortlisted for CSJ Award!

12th October 2015

We're delighted to announce that St Petrock's has been shortlisted for an Award from the Centre of Social Justice based on our teams' success with Private Rent and Support (PRS) clients in maintaining their tenancies.  We will find out later in November whether we've been successful - if we are, we will be awarded £10,000 but more importantly our hardworking Project and PRS teams will enjoy wider recognition of the important role they play in transforming people's lives....