1st March 2016

After 3 months of providing a rough sleeper overnight accommodation service, named “Safe Sleep”, we can report that of the 19 rough sleepers who accessed St Petrock’s from December 1st to end February, 15 are no longer on the streets, having either accepted offers of accommodation or re-connected to their local area where accommodation is available to them.  Safe Sleep  involved St Petrock’s centre re-opening at 6.30pm each evening and enabled up to 10 rough sleepers to come inside, enjoy hot snacks/drinks and a film, before bedding down for the night.  This service was run in co-ordination with BCHA’s Gabriel House, the city hostel, which was able to offer a further 15 bed spaces and was funded by Exeter City Council.