Cosgarne Supported Accommodation

Referral address

Cornwall Council - Housing Services
Dolcoath Avenue
TR14 8SX

Referral phone

0300 1234 161

Referral email


Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Single homeless people. Majority of clients are ex-offenders, and people with alcohol, drug and mild mental health problems. Local connection required.

Who we cannot help


  • Minimum age accepted: 18
  • Maximum age accepted: None

How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Accept self referrals and referrals from any agency, including prison and probation services.

Referral procedure

Phone or call in Mon-Fri 8.30am-6pm, or email. Application form completed by referrer and/or prospective resident with help of staff if required. If appropriate, this is followed by needs and risk assessment at face to face interview.

Length of stay

  • Minimum stay: 1 month
  • Maximum stay: 2 years

Support and accommodation

Support offered

Staff available Mon-Fri 8.30am-6pm, emergency on-call system at other times. Support plans and keyworker system with weekly meetings, ad hoc meetings between times as needed. Provide support around independent living, budgeting, benefits, developing relationships with neighbours and other people, and accessing specialist support services. Life skills training and other activities run on and off site.

Rooms and charges

£10.50pw required from residents receiving benefits.

  • Single: 64
  • Total spaces: 64


  • Furnishings: Rooms fully furnished.
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  • Disabled facilities: Can accommodate wheelchair users in some ground floor rooms.

Rules and policies

House rules and tenure

Smoking only allowed in own rooms or outside. No restrictions on alcohol so long as it does not lead to antisocial behaviour. Drug tolerance policy. All residents required to engage with support, including weekly keywork session. Licence agreement.


Can have overnight guests with staff permission.

User participation


Further information

Public transport

St Austell train and bus stations - 10 minutes walk. Bus stop outside main gate.


Currently have 10-20 volunteers, offering admin support, befriending, catering, fundraising, skills sharing. Email or phone 01726 74186 for further information.


Food, clothes, household goods, money. Email or phone 01726 74186 for details.

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