The provision is delivered by St Petrocs staff, volunteers and partner agencies and is open 24 hours a day. During the night time, people are able to sleep under a roof keeping warm, safe and dry. In the day time people are able to access the facilities available in the resource centre while the team work hard to access move on accommodation for people who are accessing the service.
The Truro shelter which accommodates up to 17 people a night is run from mid-December through to mid-February, however will open ad-hoc if severe weather is forecast. In November 2018, an additional project was opened up in Penzance, providing accommodation for up to 9 people a night.
The 2017/2018 provision provided accommodation for 91 people over 71 nights. It was accessed 614 times. 66% of the people who used the cold weather provision had positive move on outcomes. The provision was reopened twice due to the ‘Beast from the East’ and Storm Emma.