Cornwall: Caritas Plymouth


To express Christian love for all people through the practical service of those in need, of all faiths and none, by:

  • Increasing support to those in need
  • Increasing volunteering and befriending
  • Making a greater contribution to the common good of society
  • Enhancing education and formation within the Christian community, helping people appreciate the importance of sharing, respect, and love in the spirit of the Gospel.

The Caritas Plymouth network is a confederation of local Catholic charities and parishes. The network will provide mutual support, strategic direction, and added value. It will also develop social action projects which address local need or unite parishes for the common good of society.

Update on the Coronavirus Pandemic

Caritas Plymouth continues to monitor the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and is taking all steps necessary to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the people we help, staff and volunteers while continuing to share ideas about how we can best support those in need.

This page contains guidance for parishes on responding to the Coronavirus. This incorporates material from CSAN and SVP as well as offering details of organisations which are giving grants to local projects at this time.  We are also sharing examples of how our parishes and schools have responded to the new needs generated by the pandemic through updates and newsletters.

To contact Caritas Plymouth please use the contact form on the website

Newquay: Turnaround House

Turnaround House provides supported living for young people aged between 16 and 25 in need of housing . We offer help and support in many areas ranging from budgeting to maintaining a tenancy. Need a fresh start? Then Turnaround House could be the place for you. We can also offer support in accessing training or getting into work. Here in Turnaround House, we care about individual people and are committed to seeing people succeed in life, however that looks for you.

Get in touch to arrange a visit and find out more.

Turnaround House, Oasis House, East Street, Newquay, TR7 1BH
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Newquay: Store House

Store House is a Community Hub based in the centre of Newquay. We believe in collectively working together with various agencies and local groups. We provide services and activities that reflect the needs of the many faces that call Newquay home. Store House is committed to transforming communities. We believe that when a community comes together regardless of their background or starting point anything is possible.

07850 292966

Store House Community Supporturing the Covid-19 pandemic:💕
At the moment our doors remain closed but the work continues and the support is available for those who needs it.

Store House cook and deliver community meals
Contact-Elles 07850292966💕

Thursday Soul Food cook and deliver community meals.
Contact-Beth 07968344838💚

Tuesday&Friday Disc cook and hand out meals at the door.
Contact-Monique 07726345028💙

We are working incredibly hard to ensure we are ready and safe to open the doors again soon and will keep you posted on any changes, looking forward to seeing you all💕
Store House Community.X

Store House, Seymour Avenue, Newquay, TR7 1BL
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Newquay: Soul Food Kitchen

Soul Food Kitchen Newquay is a healthy cooking project, meeting every Thursday. It’s a community run project to improve social interaction for all.

Starting as a six-week healthy eating project, Soul Food was such a success it carried on and has now been running for seven years. It is now a Community Interest Company.

It’s run by mum and foster carer Beth Mitchell.  Everyone who attends chips in to prepare the food, lay tables and tidy up. Helping to build a sense of community, belonging and purpose that many miss in their daily lives.

During the Coroanvirus update, Soul Food has been working with Storehouse and Disc to prepare and deliver food in the Newquay area. Check Facebook for current arrangements.

5 Old Barn Court, Newquay, TR7 1QUContactContact

Beth Mitchell



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Liskeard: CAP Liskeard & Looe Debt Centre

‘For those who live in a land of deep darkness, a light will shine’
Isaiah 9:2, NLT
Several Liskeard & Looe churches are working in partnership and have launched a Christians Against Poverty (CAP) Debt Centre. Their work serves the PL13 & PL14 post code areas of Cornwall – that is Liskeard, Looe and the surrounding areas. St Martin’s PCC (Liskeard), the South East Cornwall Methodist Circuit, Greenbank Community Church (Liskeard) and Light & Life Free Methodist Church (Liskeard) & Grace Community Church (Morval) all support this vital work.
CAP is a much-needed Christian mission designed to help those in poverty who are trapped with debt that they cannot afford to repay, whilst spreading the good news.
How it works
1. People seeking help call the bookings team at CAP on 01274 761911
2. An appointment will be made for the local debt centre manager to visit the client in their home. A befriender attends with the centre manager.
3. After the service has been explained, details about income and expenditure are gathered and then a recommended route out of debt will be discussed and agreed.
4. If the client wishes to continue, CAP will support the client every step of the way.
5. Once the client has agreed to work with CAP, they no longer have to talk with any of their creditors – the burden is lifted almost immediately.
CAP helps anyone, regardless of their beliefs or life choices.
How you can help
In a typical CAP working week, someone becomes debt free every 45 minutes; someone chooses to begin a relationship with Jesus Christ every 2 hours. Wouldn’t you want to be part of that?
You can support your local CAP debt centre by:
Becoming part of the support team
Contact us to find out how you can be involved. There are many roles including befriending, helping with shopping, organising events, offering blessings, etc. You can be involved as little or as much as you like.
Becoming a Life Changer
We need money in order to provide this free service. Wages, expenses, resources, training, postage, phone calls, printing and blessings cost money. Despite volunteer support and grant funding from the partner churches, we still need to find enough money to continue this valuable mission. If you could commit to regular financial giving, you would be actively and profoundly changing the lives of the poor. Contact us to find out more.
Praying for our service and our clients
We would love you to stand with us and pray for our clients and our ministry. Contact our local CAP centre to be added to the regular prayer newsletter to receive specific prayer requests by email. Prayer works!
Promoting our service
Please tell anyone who can benefit from CAP’s help to call 01274 761911 or visit for more information.
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Truro: Christians Against Poverty

CAP run a number of different services through local Churches in Truro, all of which are FREE.

  • CAP Money
  • CAP Debt Help
  • CAP Job Clubs
  • CAP Release Groups

CAP can be contacted directly on 01274 760720 and 0800 3280006
(They will happily call you back if you ask)

CAP Debt Help

If you are feeling weighed down by debt, then CAP can help.

You may think your situation is impossible, but there is hope.

CAP’s friendly team will give you a listening ear in the privacy of your own home and provide a real solution to your debts.

CAP Debt Help is run locally by St Kea Church, Truro

The service offered and materials provided are completely FREE.

CLICK HERE to visit St Kea’s website

CLICK HERE to visit CAPs Debt Help website.

CAP Money Course

CAP Money is a simple, yet highly effective money management course that teaches people, from all walks of life, both budgeting skills and a cash-based system of handling their personal finance that really works. This course will help anyone to get more control and make the most of their finances, save, give and prevent debt.

Truro Baptist Church has partnered with Christians Against Poverty to offer CAP Money courses in our community.
The service we offer and the materials we provide are completely FREE.

For more information on the CAP Money Course please contact the church office.

CLICK HERE to visit CAP’s Money Course website.

CAP Job Club

Your local CAP Job Club is a friendly place where you will get practical help as you seek employment. It’s a relaxed environment with the chance to meet other jobseekers, get support and gain the tools you need to find work.

Being unemployed can be hard to deal with on your own, but being part of one of our 156 CAP Job Clubs means you face the challenge with other people in similar situations. 25% of job club attendees now find work!

This CAP Job Club is run Locally by Grace Church, Truro

The service offered and materials provided are completely FREE.

CAP Job Club Coach: Matt Leach

CLICK HERE to visits CAPs Job Club website.

CAP Fresh Start

Is there something in your life that you just can’t stop doing even though you want to? Maybe it’s smoking, binge drinking, gambling or an Internet addiction? Do you feel like it’s just too hard to tackle it on your own?

If you would like help to break free, then a CAP Fresh Start is for you.

Whatever it is you are struggling with, our groups provide a safe and confidential place where you can tackle the issue right at the core to break free and stay free.

The service offered and materials provided are completely FREE.

CLICK HERE to visit CAPs Fresh Start website for information and links to groups run locally.

Opening hours
9:30am–5:00pm, Monday–Thursday, 9:30am-3:30pm Fridaye
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Who may use the service?
Anyone in poverty

Newquay: DISC (The Drop In and Share Centre)

DISC Newquay helps the most vulnerable in our society. We provide free food 4 days a week, help with heating costs, provide clothing, haircuts and help with housing, debt, mental health and pets in a safe and welcoming atmosphere. We are a Christian charity made up of volunteers over various churches in Newquay who have a heart and passion to serve in the community those who are disadvantaged and those who are homeless.

Our aim as a charity is to enhance and help pre existing organisations in not only Newquay but Cornwall. By networking with other agencies we aim to help those who are homeless and those who potentially might be.

We are all unpaid and rely on your generosity to help our clients. Our JustGiving page is:

St Michael’s Church, St. Michaels Road, Newquay, TR7 1RA
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Contact Name
Monique Collins
Who may use the service?
All in need

Cornwall: Acts 435

Acts 435 is a revolutionary website that allows people to give money directly to others. 100% of what is donated via Acts 435 goes directly to those in need. If you GiftAid your donation, it helps towards the running costs of the charity.

When so many people need so much help, giving can sometimes feel hit and miss, and choosing between charities can be hard. Acts 435 puts people who can give in touch with people who are in need with the Church as the physical, face-to-face forum to enable virtual, online giving.

Acts 435 runs through a network of churches and charities that are recruited directly and through key partners like Christians Against Poverty and Trussell Trust. They appoint an Acts 435 representative, called the Advocate, who is trained by Acts 435 and then posts requests directly onto our website for people in their community who are in need.

100% of donor funds go directly to the person or people donors choose to support. All administration costs are covered by Gift Aid. Acts 435 provides direct giving and seeks to provide fast, financial help to the people in need. Advocates have an opportunity to send thank you messages to the donors who gave to the requests they posted, explaining how their gift made a difference to the beneficiary.

You can give to Acts 435 in other ways including Charities Aid Foundation and Stewardship (see right hand column of our Give Now page) but we encourage donors to visit our website and choose the requests they particularly want to support to provide the direct people-to-people giving that characterises our model.

Visit for the current list of Acts 435 partners in Cornwall, which includes:

All Saints Church Highertown, Truro

Cornwall Deaf Church, Camborne

Highway Church (Penryn and Falmouth  only), Penryn

Light and Life Church, Bodmin

Liskeard Parochial Church Council, Liskeard

St Luke’s, Boscoppa, St Austell

St. Peter’s Church , Mevagissey

Transformation CPR, Camborne

Wadebridge Foodbank, Wadebridge

ACTS 435, The Gateway Centre, Acomb, York, YO24 3BZ
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End Hunger Cornwall

End Hunger Cornwall – working with the Cornwall Independent Poverty Forum and End Hunger UK to promote awareness and provide positive input in helping to end the very real problem of food poverty withi Cornwall.

Promoting awareness of issues surrounding Food Poverty throughout Cornwall and facilitating positive change to support people away from Food Insecurity.

Andrew Howell writes:

Around eighteen months ago I started doing some voluntary work for the long established Cornwall Independent Poverty Forum who were keen to look at looking into the issue of food insecurity and food poverty throughout Cornwall. It didn’t take very long to see from the immediate evidence that the issue was much more significant than we had ever realised. Given that we had been working with poverty and social inclusion for over twenty five years and the fact that even we found the data completely staggering, it was clear that something needed to be done.

Niall Cooper had visited Cornwall in 2017 giving a presentation about End Hunger and we felt that it was a fantastic campaign to align ourselves with. It goes straight to the heart of the core issues and works hard to question those at the highest level about why hunger is allowed to persist and grow in this apparently wealthy economy. However, we also realised that Cornwall has very many unique challenges due to it’s geography, demographic and severe poverty (areas of Cornwall are constantly in the top three poorest areas in Europe). The challenges we face here are very different to those in London, Manchester, Birmingham, etc.. End Hunger UK has given us the voice to put our specific case forward at the highest level and, following the initial success of our campaign, has been very supportive of the setting up of End Hunger Cornwall.

After a fantastic launch conference in Nov 2019 (read the report here), we will continue to work to compliment End Hunger UK by challenging those who can make the difference to actually do so. It is a big ask, but together we will continue Acting Now to End Hunger in the UK.

Andrew Howell

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Andrew Howell

St Petrocs

Our ambition is to end street homelessness in Cornwall

St Petrocs was founded over 30 years ago on the principle that everyone should have a place to call home, where they would be safe, secure and able to contribute to their community

We provide accommodation, support, advice, training and resettlement services to single homeless people in Cornwall.

We strive to provide the best quality of service possible to those people, aged 16–65, who find themselves homeless and for whom no provision is made within the community, either statutory or otherwise.

Our services

Outreach: St Petrocs operates an outreach service, where our staff find and engage with rough sleepers across the length and breadth of Cornwall.

Accommodation: Providing somewhere to call “home” is an essential first step for those who are homeless. St Petrocs provide supported and move-on accommodation, as well as hospital discharge and early intervention services.

Resource Centres: Our Resource Centres offer advice and support services as well as access to a wide range of facilities including showers, toilets, food, clothing, bedding, laundry and storage, and activities that actively promote health and well being.

Health and Recovery: Addressing health and recovery is often key to supporting people who are engaging with our services. We provide a Health for Homeless GP clinic in both our centres in Truro and Penzance, and Freshfield is our drug and alcohol counselling and helpline service.

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St Petrocs, Lander House, 5 Upper Lemon Villas, Truro, TR1 2PD
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Who may use the service?
Single homeless people
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