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Assertive Street Outreach

Assertive Street Outreach

 

St Petroc’s operates an Assertive Street Outreach service. This is designed to find and engage with rough sleepers across the length and breadth of Cornwall.

Many are found sleeping rough in woodlands, on beaches, in caves and on the outskirts of towns, making them less readily noticeable than perhaps would be the case in more urban, built-up areas of the county.

The Assertive Street Outreach team helps some of the most vulnerable and socially excluded members of the community. Many suffer from physical and mental ill health and may have turned to alcohol or drugs as a means of coping. It can take time to build trust and positive relationships with these individuals – contact with our team is a vital first step in getting them the help they need.