We are Drug and Alcohol tolerant because we do not believe that addiction should be a barrier to housing.
Whilst not all of our residents suffer from substance addiction, we are committed to not discriminating against people who are in entrenched addiction and substance abuse, providing a roof over people’s heads regardless of their current state unless it would be detrimental for them to be in a tolerant environment.
We see addiction as more than a physical affliction or a choice and appreciate the mental, physical and spiritual aspects of it, often with its roots in people’s early years experiences.
For this reason we will not evict someone because of their drug use unless there is anti-social behaviour that accompanies it but we work closely with the police, the Cornwall Drug and Alcohol Team (DAAT) and the local community to house people safely and ensure our unique tolerance policy is appropriate and timely.
We operate a harm-reduction attitude and require residents with substance issues to engage in counselling or with a specific drug worker, and to see the nurse for health-checks, working in partnership with other agencies delivering these services.