Cornwall Housing manages 10,500 social housing homes in Cornwall, alongside looking after leaseholders and council housing on behalf of Cornwall Council.
How Cornwall Housing is helping homeless people
In 2018, Cornwall Housing was shortlisted as a finalist in the UK Housing Awards in the Outstanding Achievement in Tackling Homelessness category for its Nos Da Kernow project.
Nos Da Kernow - which is Cornish for ‘Good night Cornwall’ - is our homeless prevention project. It sees Cornwall Housing working closely with Cornwall Council, Coastline Housing and other agencies across Cornwall in a £1.1million approach to preventing and reducing rough sleeping.
How we did it
The aims of the project are:
- Deliver a no first night out approach to stopping rough sleeping in the first place, or preventing a return to sleeping rough
- Initiate a partnership delivering new approaches for targeted prevention and early intervention to end rough sleeping and reduce rough sleeping levels in a sustainable way
The results/key statistics
- Secured £230,000 of EU funding to support council tenants back into work
- Achieved zero 16 and 17 year olds in bed and breakfast accommodation
- Completed a successful review of all Cornwall Housing services
In the first two quarters of the operation in 2017:
- 175 cases were opened
- 121 cases closed
- 78% assessed at risk of rough sleeping had their homelessness prevented