Helping people off the streets and into decent and affordable accommodation is the focus of much of our work.
Our Private Rent & Support (PRS) service helps clients, with have no statutory rights to social housing, access accommodation in the private rented sector in Exeter and surrounding areas. This PRS service provides a comprehensive end-to-end service to support clients with every element of selecting, moving in, setting up and maintaining a home. For the client, practical support following move-in is extensive and includes setting up benefit claims, utility accounts and accessing necessities. In addition, ongoing support to develop budgeting , domestic and personal healthcare or access to work or training opportunities. At all times the support provided is client-led, personalised and flexible.
Our Emergency Housing project, which opened in August 2017, provides fast access to emergency accommodation for clients with low to medium support needs. The project aims to provide a period of stability and trial tenancy for clients while the PRS team secures suitable long-term accommodation.
St Petrock’s Resettlement Project opened to tenants in January 2018, providing a total of 11 bed-spaces for people with low-medium support needs via comfortably furnished shared flats. These 5 flats have also proved to be a valuable move-on option for clients in our emergency house; operating alongside out PRS project, they have become an important, accessible resource to offer as an alternative to private rented accommodation elsewhere.
In 2020, we opened a new Recovery House, providing a supportive therapeutic environment to help individuals with a history of homelessness get back on their feet. The four-bedroomed house sits alongside StP’s existing housing projects to offer accessible, stable accommodation. The house provides opportunities to learn new life skills, make new friendships and build confidence as they move towards independent living.