St. Petrock's (Exeter) Ltd

St. Petrock's (Exeter) Ltd

Charity information

St. Petrock's (Exeter) Ltd

St Petrock’s is an Exeter based charity which aims to support and encourage people who are homeless or inadequately housed to improve their circumstances and to take more control of their lives. The charity has been working with the homeless for over 16years and provides a place of warmth and acceptance and a link between street life, loneliness and a better future.

St Petrock’s employs ten paid staff, has a board of ten trustees and benefits from the services of some 30 volunteers. The cost of running St Petrock’s is approximately £340,000 a year.

In 2008/09 there were 9209 client visits to the centre. We provided 815 key working seesions, helped 956 people into accommodation (including through our prison service) and 55 people into full-time or part-tme employment, education or volunteering.

As part of our programme, we offer accredited Basic Skills and Life Skills training, aiming to assist clients in moving towards independent living. We have also developed a comprehensive Schools Outreach Programme, which is becoming very successful. We work closely with local schools to educate and raise awareness, and ultimately to prevent homelessness in future generations.

Founded 1993