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Truro Safe Partnership helps the Citys vulnerable and launches donation points in Truro

Truro Safe, which consists of charities, public sector organisations and local businesses, has also produced an information leaflet for businesses, locals and visitors. Titled ‘Different Issues, The Same Streets' the leaflet explains how Truro Safe are responding to the different issues of street drinking, begging and rough sleeping on Truro's streets.


As the leaflet suggests people street drinking or begging are not necessarily rough sleepers; and not all rough sleepers are street drinking or begging.


Last month the public, private and voluntary organisations that make up Safer Cornwall joined up with Truro Safe to support a local response to concerns regarding a specific group of vulnerable individuals sleeping rough in the City.


As Sarah Necke, Community Safety Officer and representative for Safer Cornwall explained: "Safer Cornwall and Truro Safe have been engaging with and supporting a group of vulnerable individuals rough sleeping in Truro with multiple needs which include mental and physical ill health, learning disabilities and drug and alcohol issues. Some of the behaviour from these individuals has been unacceptable. Our partnership approach with agencies in Truro involves Addaction, St Petroc's and Konnect Cornwall providing intensive assertive outreach support to the individuals. This multi-agency team approach has been very positive and all the individuals within this group have been supported into accommodation or treatment maximising their opportunities to make positive, longer term changes. Calls to the Police and pressure on A&E have greatly reduced as a result of this approach."


The team will continue to work together to support individuals involved in street drinking, begging and/or rough sleeping. The donation points in Truro can be found at: Visit Truro, Tesco, Natwest, Tremletts, The Cornish Foodbox, Hendra Health Store, Superdry, The Try Dowr and Sole Plaice. All money collected will go to the charities officially providing tailored support to those most in need on Truro's streets.

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3:52am | 28th May 2017