Success for temporary housing project

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Cormac, Cornwall Housing and Cornwall Council have been working in partnership. Together they have delivered an innovative new project during the coronavirus crisis.

There are two sites developed in Truro and Penzance as temporary housing units. Residents who are homeless or rough sleeping can use for a short period to help them get back on their feet.

The Truro site has 11 single berth, self-contained units, known as Carrick Cabins.

The project is our response to coronavirus and the ‘Everybody in’ campaign. Housing some of the most vulnerable people living in our county. We aim to make sure that everyone known to be sleeping rough in Cornwall is offered accommodation.

The project commissioned by the Council’s Housing Delivery & Development Team, who worked with Cormac. Cormac have worked on groundworks and construction of the site.

Cornwall Housing is now onsite and working with 'We Are With You', St Petrocs and other services. These services support the needs of the residents and find them a suitable home to move to.

These temporary units will be in place for approximately six months. Cornwall Council and Cornwall Housing, and partners, are working with the residents to find a housing solutions. Avoiding a return to the streets as lockdown restrictions begin to ease.

The project has been hailed as a great success and contributed to a marked reduction in people sleeping rough in Truro.

Carrick cabins