St. Austell is the largest conurbation in Cornwall, home to 23,000 people and is in a pocket of deep financial deprivation and unemployment. These factors coupled with our knowledge of the area and close links with Police, probation and health services mean we know there is a relatively high proportion of persons rough sleeping and sofa surfing in the area.
We will accept anyone from any part of the County, however we hold a waiting list and preference is given to local persons, including ex-offenders, people with drug and alcohol and other problems: our aim is not to turn away anyone who needs what we offer, if we can possibly help it.
Cosgarne Supported Accommodation is an experienced and well recognised leaders in the support requirements of homeless persons. The Support Team is based at Cosgarne Hall, helping residents to address the causes of their past homelessness, lead an independent life and move on to a permanent new home when they are ready to do so.