St Petrock’s commissions research in order to gain greater insight into the needs of our client group and to develop services to meet them.

In collaboration with a partner agency, St Petrock’s recently commissioned an evaluation of Exeter’s No Second Night Out:Rough Sleeper Response Service.  Reviewing the success  of the second year of this initiative, this report provides quantitative data focused on an analysis of agency figures/monitoring audit and qualitative data focused on interviews with both people who used the service and professionals involved in implementation and delivery.

In 2012, ARTEC (Health and Social Care) Enterprises undertook an independent Review of St Petrock’s Services following a dramatic increase in client numbers and an on-going commitment to evaluate our service delivery.

In September 2009, St Petrock’s commissioned a 12 month research project in order to gain further insight into the potential links between rough sleeping and problematic drinking in Exeter.  This study, entitled Shelter From the Storm, has enabled the service to adapt and respond more appropriately to the needs of this particular client group.