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About us

Mission Statement

To provide accommodation, support, advice, training and resettlement services to single homeless people in Cornwall. Within resources available, we strive to provide the best quality of service possible. Our primary aim is to provide these services to people aged 16 - 65 years and for whom no provision is made within the community, either statutory or otherwise.

Steve EllisChief Executive, St Petroc's Society

For over 30 years St Petroc's has served its local community with distinction as it has called upon the skills of its staff, volunteers and Board Members to ensure each and every client is treated with respect and dignity to move forward in their lives.

Geoff TateChairman Of The Management Board

The Society is governed by a non-executive Management Board of currently ten persons. The Board is charged with responsibility for directing the affairs of the Society in accordance with its objects and rules.

Admin & Finance

The Admin and Finance team carry out a variety of functions behind the scenes to help the frontline services operate smoothly on a day to day basis. From fundraising and managing community relations to accounting, secretarial and general administration.


The Resettlement teams in Truro and Penzance provide an established and experience service. The teams are supported by volunteers who ensure that all clients are treated as individuals and respectfully, irrespective of their circumstances or background.


The Freshfield team provide not only an impartial listening ear but also convey an understanding of the many factors that influence addiction and drug use. Their combination of support and understanding helps to give clients the confidence to formulate strategies for addressing their problems.

Nos Da Kernow

Nos Da Kernow – Cornish for “Good Night Cornwall” – has to members of the St Petroc’s staff team working in partnership with Cornwall Housing Ltd and Coastline Housing Ltd to provide an early intervention service.

Residential Services

The Supported accommodation team are well established, and have a fine blend of skills, talents and experiences The staff do their best to support residents and at times when the going gets tough, each other. Covering schemes across the county with a wide geographical spread is a daily challenge.

Assertive Street Outreach

There are currently five members of the Outreach team and each team member often drives or travels significant distances around the County in order to reach clients that are sleeping rough on the streets or in remote rural locations in all weather conditions.


After moving back to my birthplace in Cornwall earlier this year, my goal was to give something back to the community I'm so proud to have been raised in.


I run a small art group on Thursday afternoons at the resource centre. I have learnt so much about what it is to be homeless, and who the homeless are, and where they are living.


What I found at St Petroc’s was a caring and supportive community of dedicated social workers and volunteers. These people were warm and generous with their time and committed to help clients get back on their feet and help them into society and often reconnect with friends and family.

Jessica & AgathaVolunteers

Volunteering one day of my annual leave to stuff envelopes was so worthwhile and rewarding when the Cornish community is so generous in its donations. What an incredible amount raised! It makes you realise what large hearts the Cornish people have.

TimResettlement Team and Supper Club Volunteer

I like volunteering at St Petroc’s because you get supported and informed but the support is never patronising and the information always relevant