We operate Freshfield, our counselling and helpline service, along with facilitating a Health for Homeless clinic at both our resource centres in Truro and Penzance.
St Petrocs operates the Freshfield Service, a confidential telephone advice-line for individuals, concerned family members and friends of those with substance misuse issues, and also for professionals involved in the care of people using drugs and alcohol. A bespoke face to face counselling service is also available.
Clients for the counselling service can self-refer, be referred by social workers, GPs or other agencies.
For more information and help call 01872 241952.
The helpline is open from Monday to Wednesday between 10.00am – 4.00pm
"You have given me so much support and advice over the years, but more importantly than that, you have been a constant witness to my journey, and as such I have never felt alone.” Freshfield Client.
It can be difficult for people experiencing homelessness to access the appropriate medical care and support required. Health for Homeless drop-in clinics take place throughout the week at both our resource centres, in Truro and Penzance.
The clinics provide in-house, on-the-spot primary care and referral facilities, including doctor and prescribing nurse services.
The clinics also regularly provide immunisations, health promotion services, shared care, and podiatry services.
The medical teams liaise with other services as required including: Cornwall Drug and Alcohol Team, Addaction, Outlook Southwest and Community Mental Health Teams.
Cornwall Health for Homeless is currently being provided by Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust with the aim of bridging the gap between homelessness and health care.
For more information call 01872 242294.
Visit the Health for Homeless website