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Cash boost to help homelessness organisations in Cornwall

Cash boost to help homelessness organisations in Cornwall

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 7:15am 9th June 2020.

Homelessness charities and organisations in Cornwall are receiving a big cash boost in government funding.

St Petroc's Society will get £78,640 from a £6m cash pot to help support rough sleepers during the coronavirus pandemic.

Cosgarne Hall in St Austell, run by Harbour Housing, is getting £72,281 of the money and £10,000 is being given to YMCA Cornwall, run by Cornwall Council.

A total of 132 charities across England have received the funding meaning they can continue to support those experiencing homelessness during Covid-19 and beyond.

This includes providing beds for those who need it as well as the specialist physical and mental health help they need to recover from life on the streets.

“The good work of homelessness prevention charities like St Petroc’s is never more so important than now. I am delighted to see St Petroc’s awarded this funding to help them continue their vital work helping some of the most vulnerable people in our society at this difficult time.”

“I will continue to do all I can to ensure organisations like this get the recognition and support they need both during and after this pandemic.”

Truro and Falmouth MP Cherilyn Mackrory 

The funding is part of a £750 million package of government support for UK charities who may have been impacted by the pandemic, £360 million of which is dedicated to offering a lifeline to charities working to end homelessness.

"The staggering effort between councils and charities across the country has ensured that over 90% of rough sleepers known to councils at the start of the pandemic have been offered safe accommodation. This work has helped to protect thousands of lives.

"This money will help charities continue to support these people and ensure they are getting everything they need to prevent them from returning to a life on the streets so they can rebuild their lives once and for all."

Homelessness Minister, Luke Hall

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