Harbour Housing has been shortlisted in three different categories for the Charity Times Awards 2021.
The awards celebrate excellence in the charity sector so it is a huge honour to have been recognised and selected alongside national organisations that do such incredible work in the sector.
Now that the weather has improved and we are able to get out and about in the community again residents of our St Austell properties have been getting involved in rejuvenation projects throughout the town.
April marked our two-year milestone of providing the escaping violence and abuse (EVA) project at Harbour Housing.
EVA acts as an innovative hybrid between a traditional refuge space and a complex needs accommodation facility, ensuring that survivors of abuse with additional needs such as mental health issues, disability, pet ownership or addiction struggles can access safety and support.
We were pleased to be able to host a virtual hustings event for the Devon and Cornwall police and crime commissioner elections.
The event, hosted via Zoom webinar, was held last week and saw candidates Alison Hernandez, Brian Blake, Gareth Derrick and Stuart Jackson each promote their vision for policing in the South West.
Our residents have received their first dose of the Covid vaccine after we held our very own ‘vaccine day’ at Cosgarne Hall.
Dr Clare Taylor and Lisa Pearson from St Austell Healthcare set up in our dedicated facility for visiting health professionals and provided the first dose of the vaccine to 34 residents.
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.
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.
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.