Originating as a community project providing humanitarian response to rough sleepers in Exeter, the charity officially opened its doors in December 1994, having being given permission by the Central Parish of Exeter to adapt two thirds of St Petrock’s church for use as a homeless centre.
For over 20 years, St Petrock’s has been the first point of contact for people who are homeless, or vulnerably housed, in Exeter and surrounding areas.
Our centre in Cathedral Yard is both the heart of our services and the gateway to specialist service providers. It is unique in that it offers a comprehensive range of specialist services for people who are homeless, all under one roof.
Our work tackles not only the issues of homelessness but also the accompanying factors, such as crime, anti-social behaviour and wider social inclusion issues.
The total cost of running these services runs at £500,000 pa on average and 94% of our income is spent on providing services which directly support our clients. As a local charity, we are fortunate to have the support of the local community which provided some 32% of our income in 2015/16.
Here are St Petrock’s 2016 Final Audited accounts.