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 own emergency accommodation for its Private Rent & Support clients, this Rapid Response service will provide access to decent, affordable accommodation, assist with rent deposits, moves and tenancy support.