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Harbour’s Commitment to Community

At Harbour Housing we pride ourselves on our commitment to the community that we are lucky enough to be a part of. This commitment is demonstrated in various manners, from engaging in community projects to investing in local enterprise and services. As a small charity we are able to control

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Dealing with Anti-Social Behaviour

We have a sign displayed prominently at the entrance to our properties which clearly states our attitude to anti-social behaviour, and this is sometimes picked up on by visitors. It has been commented upon by some that we must not be able to enforce this stance in practice as this

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Cornwall Blue Light Day 2019

Last Wednesday organisations from across the Duchy came together at the Royal Cornwall Showground to showcase and promote the services that they offer to adults with learning disabilities. We were privileged to be one of these organisations and were glad to get the opportunity to meet with many likeminded organisations

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Changing Perceptions

Harbour Housing has suffered with a bad reputation in the past, particularly in regard to our main property Cosgarne Hall, and no one is more aware of this than current volunteer Elaine. Elaine is now one of our most regular volunteers, providing invaluable CV skills and interview coaching to residents,

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From Cosgarne Critic to Board Member

Jan Varney, who sits on Harbour’s Board of Trustees, speaks about how she was converted from a critic of Cosgarne Hall to one of the biggest advocates of the work that is done here. Jan’s background is in nursing – she is a trained general nurse and children’s nurse, and

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A Family Reunited

Soon to be ex-resident Robert is making preparations to move into his very own flat where he can be reunited with his daughter. Robert was in a car crash when he was 20, and now suffers from a lifelong disability that makes walking even short distances difficult.  He was awarded

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Small Steps

As a supported accommodation provider we work with external agencies to provide a huge variety of training sessions, activities, support groups, volunteering opportunities and courses which all work to enhance individual experience and promote personal development.  As a condition of our residents’ tenancy, we expect them to engage with their

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Loneliness Awareness Week

Loneliness Awareness Week is organised by The Marmalade Trust who aim “to find and support isolated people to reconnect with society and enjoy better lives”.  The week-long campaign is relatively new and was first launched in 2017 as a bid to both raise awareness of loneliness as a National issue,

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Harbour Firesafe

HARBOUR Firesafe is a new initiative by which our staff and residents can be trained in sprinkler system installation and maintenance. This training is incredibly valuable as it acts as a goal that can be worked towards, an avenue for personal fulfilment as well as a potential asset in the

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Outreach work in the community

A lot of people have heard about Cosgarne Hall, but that barely scratches the surface of what we do at Harbour Housing. A large part of our operation as a charity is our outreach work which offers support to people across the county at various stages of the housing process.

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