Curriculum Kernewek

Cornwall Agreed Syllabus 2011

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+ Guide to Street Pastors

Street Pastors is a recent national initiative which has been introduced in urban centres across Cornwall including Camborne, Truro, Newquay, Redruth, Falmouth and Penzance.

Groups of specially trained Christians from a range of denominations volunteer to spend time on the streets engaging with people who are lonely, distressed or suffering the effects of alcohol and drugs.

Street Pastors hand out blankets, flip-flops, water, chocolate for energy, personal alarms and carry bus timetables to help people get home safely.

In the first year of operation Truro Street Pastors:

  • operated on Saturday nights between the hours of 9.30pm and 4am
  • forged relationships and worked with door staff and the emergency services
  • gave out 252 pairs of flip-flops, preventing injury to feet from broken glass
  • shared 103 bottles of water with those who were dehydrated and/or being sick
  • called around 54 taxis to get people home safely
  • picked up approximately 967 bottles (potential weapons, and safety hazards)

Street Pastors aim to:

+ offer non judgemental support to those who request help.

+ be a visible presence of Christ on the streets.

+ be a listening ear to the lonely, the vulnerable, the frightened and the hurting.