St Petrocs provides accommodation, support, advice, training and resettlement services to single homeless people in Cornwall. Within resources available, they strive to provide the best quality of service possible. St Petrocs primary aim is to provide these services to people aged 16-65 years for whom no provision is made within the community, either statutory or otherwise.
The Newquay Lighthouse Project CIC is a Community Interest Company that builds on the success of the Lighthouse Projects in Bideford and Plymouth. It provides supported accommodation for people seeking to maintain abstinence-based recovery from addiction using mutual aid networks.
Support and housing management is provided by skilled and experienced staff in safe and high-quality environments for like-minded people to actively engage in maintaining and fostering a healthy community of mutual aid. The residents attend meetings of appropriate local mutual aid fellowships (e.g. Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous) and are responsible for working their own recovery programme within their community. Lighthouse Projects operate a strict rule of complete abstinence from mind or mood-altering chemicals, but other than this encouraging a culture of self-responsibility.
Newquay Lighthouse Project accommodates up to eleven men recovering from addiction at any one time in MSP’s second house in St George’s Road, Newquay.
Karrek works with people with learning and/or physical disabilities, mental health and/or behavioural challenges, autism, and people with certain forms of brain injury. Its vision is to “empower vulnerable people to have greater control over their lives and to enjoy their lives to the full.”
Karrek has expanded its work across three areas:
Karrek Community (supporting adults with learning disabilities, mental health, and brain injury), Karrek Lifestyles (24/7 live in support for vulnerable individuals in their own homes), and Karrek Care (providing support to the older population and people with physical disabilities).
Karrek will support people living at MSP’s third house in Redruth – Alma Place.
United Response are going to be MSP’s housing partner for the third house, Alma Place in Redruth, which will accommodate five people each year, with support and services provided by Karrek Community (see above).
Mustard Seed runs The Open Door Café from which the charity supports people to learn valuable work-related and life skills and provides ‘suspended’ meals for individuals who are unable to pay for meals. The Helston and Lizard Foodbank, an information advice and guidance provision, is also run out of Open Door. The support enables people to learn the skills to live independent lives, looking after themselves and others with whom they also come into contact.
The Mustard Seed team helps to foster an environment which enables people to gain self-confidence in the workplace after illness or circumstances that may have changed. Work experience placements are regularly taken up from schools, colleges, and external employment agencies with whom Mustard Seed works closely.
Mustard Seed was the first operational partner leasing a property from MSP. It does not currently have expansion opportunities that MSP can support, but they remain a partner.