If you are seeking help

This page contacts information and links for those seeking help in Cornwall.

Useful Links

The Diocese of Truro Social Action web pages

Food services for homeless & vulnerable people

Citizens Advice Cornwall

The Trussell Trust – Find a Food Bank

Transformation Cornwall

Cornwall Nightstop – Emergency accommodation for young people in Cornwall

Cornwall Nightstop is a project of the Cornwall Independent Poverty Forum and provides emergency accommodation for 16 to 25-year-olds, who find themselves homeless, throughout Cornwall.

Accommodation is arranged on a night-by-night basis, with a volunteer family host, but a young person can potentially stay with a family for up to five nights, whilst the referral agency continues to work with them to find a more permanent solution.

Emergency accommodation can help when a young person experiences sudden homelessness, and would otherwise risk sleeping rough.  Many young people find themselves vulnerable by suddenly becoming homeless. There is no other organisation offering this service in Cornwall.

For further details contact Paul Green paul.green@truro.anglican.org or tel 01872 274351.

H E L P – Help Everyone Leave Poverty

Help Everyone Leave Poverty (HELP) is a non-profit organization which has the legal status of a Community Interest Company. We, the people working for it, are looking for help aiding others.  Our aim is to collect unwanted household goods and furniture and to distribute them to those in most need; we work closely with Refuge Houses, the YMCA and other charities.  We engage volunteers, often from disadvantaged backgrounds, to assist with the work which includes re-furbishing broken goods and making items for sale from re-cycled wood. This gives them a skill and increases their self-esteem and confidence.

To donate household goods, furniture etc, hire a man with a van or for house clearance please contact Ian or J.C. on 01872 862383. Not only will you be helping others, but you will be re-cycling unwanted items and reducing waste going to landfill sites.