Cornwall

More people seek help from Cornish homeless project

A Cornish homeless project has said the number of people seeking help from it has doubled in the past two weeks.

More than 300 people have sought help from the New Connection centre in Camborne, compared to about 150 normally, organisers said.

The project provides a bed, food and support to people sleeping rough and those in need.

Organisers believe the freezing temperatures have caused more to seek shelter and help.

Alison Evans, from the project, said: "We're running drastically low on supplies of hats and gloves for men... we're giving them out constantly everyday."

The project has been working in Cornwall to reduce homelessness for almost 20 years.

It has about 30 full and part-time staff and offers crisis accommodation to more than 500 people each year.

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