Head of Housing Services
Chris has spent the majority of his life in the West of Cornwall being educated at Redruth Grammar School and starting a career in manufacturing in 1977 at the Rank Toshiba Factory in Pool.
In 1981 the Rank Factory closed and Chris joined his father, George Abbott, in setting up a new electronics manufacturing plant in Penryn providing much needed employment to over 250 local people.
Having gained many years of managerial experience and realising the inevitable demise in UK manufacturing Chris made the conscious decision to change direction and took on the exciting challenge of forging a new career path joining Cosgarne Hall’s Supported Accommodation Team in 2006.
Rising swiftly through the ranks Chris is now the Head of Housing Services at Cosgarne Hall and leads a dedicated team passionate about providing the best possible services they can deliver to some of the most vulnerable members of society.
Experience shows “Homelessness and associated issues can affect anyone at any time and it is our intention, wherever possible, to offer a place of safety and the supported opportunity to begin to turn your life around.”
“It’s never too late.”
Head of Finance & IT
Business Development & Project Management
Communications & Research Team Lead
Safeguarding and Escalations Team Lead
Head of Supported Living Services
HR & Training
High Intensity Projects Team Lead
Women's Services Team Lead
Housing Management Team Lead
Outreach Team Lead
Head of Maintenance
Client Services Team Lead
Building Services & Facilities Management Team Lead
Hospital Discharge and WAVE Team Lead
Graduate Bid Writer
Counsellor and Hypnotherapist
Volunteer and Activity Co-Ordinator