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Registered Charity Number: 1145726 Telephone: 01388 747892

Our vision is to support people while they heal themselves and enable their positive engagement with community.

Our mission is to demonstrate to service users and the community that homelessness and chaotic living which can lead to personal misery, crime and tragedy may be eradicated through positive changes, encouragement, support, education and inclusion.

Cornerstone Supported Housing and Counselling

Cornerstone is a homelessness charity and works to end homelessness through education, support and collective community effort. More than 90% of homeless people referred to Cornerstone said they felt little or no sense of community belonging or purpose on arrival and 70% feared that they would soon reoffend or would have offended if they had remained homeless. People referred to Cornerstone typically have inequality of opportunity that can lead to relationship breakdowns, debt, mental and physical ill health, substance misuse and addictions and offending. Homeless Link’s study, the unhealthy state of the homeless Health audit results 2014 record that 73% of 2500 homeless people reported physical health problems. 41% said this was a long-term problem. 80% reported some form of mental health issue. 45% had been diagnosed with a mental health issue. 26% admitted to hospital in the past six months. To boost equality and inclusion Cornerstone works proactively with people who struggle to keep a tenancy and those at risk of homelessness such as prisoners on day of release through probation service, those on community service or working with police prolific offender management teams. We educate on the issues that can lead to homelessness and support clients to achieve the skills needed to maintain a healthy, productive life and help them to become accepted and included within their community. Cornerstone has observed that more than 80% of homeless adults it has housed did not engage with the education system as a child. As a result of a lack of education, the homeless adults had endured increased exposure to a multitude of social and economic inequalities since childhood that included joblessness, debt and low income, drug and alcohol misuse and health problems. Many are third generation unemployed and have reached their 40s and never worked or been part of a team that achieves. These inequalities lead to low confidence isolation and low self worth. Cornerstone runs a joinery project in a purpose-built factory unit supported by a classroom and IT suite provided by nearby Willington Community Resource Centre. Clients build garden furniture and small garden products that are sold at the charity’s sales outlets - a market stall, two shops and the unit itself. The factory feel to the project encourages team work and, as part of that team, service users gain in self worth and esteem as they increase their contribution. Our projects excellent reputation, customer satisfaction and feedback to our service users increases their community acceptance and inclusion.
Cornerstone Supported Housing and Counselling
Cornerstone Supported Housing and Counselling added 4 new photos.Sunday, June 12th, 2016 at 10:28pm
Some of our offerings today.
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Cornerstone Supported Housing and Counselling at Walworth Castle.Sunday, June 12th, 2016 at 10:12pm
Join us at Walworth Castle today for Butterwick Hospice family fun day. There's archery, birds of prey and plenty of stalls all here until 4pm.
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Cornerstone Supported Housing and Counselling
Cornerstone Supported Housing and CounsellingFriday, June 10th, 2016 at 8:43pm
New Cornerstone products, now at Bondgate House.
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Cornerstone Supported Housing and Counselling shared Bondgate House Bed Centre's photo.Tuesday, June 7th, 2016 at 4:44am
Some new products from Cornerstone Charity
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Cornerstone Supported Housing and Counselling added 13 new photos.Wednesday, June 1st, 2016 at 7:02am
Congratulations to our fantastic volunteer Heather Lee who finished her 200-mile sponsored ride to Edinburgh from Tynemouth in aid of Cornerstone recently. She was joined on the week-long journey by another great volunteer Alison Hardy, Cornerstone worker Phil Hardy and Heather's friend Marion Lee. So far Heather has raised more than £200 for the charity which will be used for workshop materials. Well done and thanks again to all.
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With many thanks to our funders
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