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Penzance Community Testing Day

THE Harbour Housing community outreach vehicle, affectionately known as Winnie, was out in Penzance this week helping with community testing.

A pop up site was set up at St John’s Hall for the day where individuals could access testing for Covid-19 as well as blood borne viruses (BBV). The event was promoted to those in the area living in temporary or insecure housing, as well as those rough sleeping.

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Help Someone Sleeping Rough with StreetLink

StreetLink is a brilliant free resource that connects people sleeping rough with local authorities and outreach services that can offer them advice and support. By knowing how to use StreetLink, you can take the first step in helping people in need this winter.

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Health Protections Against Covid-19 for Staff and Clients

People with a history of homelessness are at a high clinical risk of developing severe illness from Covid-19 as they are more likely to suffer from long term health complications such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cardiac problems and be immunocompromised.

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Christmas Heroes – Portuguese Restaurant Newquay

Residents at Harbour Housing were lucky enough to be treated to a professionally cooked meal on Christmas Day.

On 25th December 2020 staff from the Portuguese Restaurant Newquay gave up their day to come and cook for those who would be staying with us over the Christmas period.

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Hypnotherapy at Harbour

Harbour recently took on our own counselling service for beneficiaries who have experienced homelessness and are working to develop their independence. This was after we put a survey to residents asking them if they felt they would benefit from this: the result a resounding ‘yes!’

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Cornish Christmas Giving Catalogue 2020!

We are thrilled to be featured in this year’s Cornish Christmas Giving Catalogue. The Cornish Christmas Giving Catalogue includes 20 charitable organisations including our friends St. Petrocs, DISC Newquay, Newquay Community Orchard and The CHAOS Group, and all of Cornwall’s food banks.  The Independent Poverty Forum, together with the Diocese

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Harbour Welcomes New Trustees

We are pleased to introduce the four new members of our board of trustees: Bimini Love, Elaine Roberts, Kevin Prinsloo and Jude Cross.

Our board acts as a ‘guardian of purpose’ for the charity, ensuring that everything we do is in the interest of our beneficiaries and in keeping with the ethos of the organisation. Board membership is an entirely voluntary position, with trustees giving up their time to support the charity.

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Harbour’s New Outreach Vehicle!

We are thrilled to announce that we have been awarded funding for a new community outreach vehicle!

We have received a generous £10,000 grant through the Cornwall Community Foundation’s coronavirus emergency fund, which aims to increase access to local services.

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Staff profile: Bianca!

Bianca joined Harbour in January of this year, and is the first graduate to join our Building Services team. 

She graduated in 2018 from the University of Plymouth with a RIBA Part 1 Certificate in Architecture, having moved to the UK from Portugal in 2011.

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Harbour Wins at SME News Awards

We are delighted to share that Harbour Housing has been recognised within the SME News Business Elite Awards of 2020 as the Leading Accommodation and Support Provider in Cornwall.

The Business Elite Awards look to celebrate those enterprises who consistently provide the best services and products for their clients, allowing them to stand out within their representative fields.

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