Author Archive | Chris


Darren’s Outreach experience

I came on to Outreach in January 2019.  My first shift was very overwhelming as I hadn’t really come across rough sleepers, despite rough sleeping myself.  Rough sleeping in Beverley is different to Hull.  Being on Outreach has made me more confident, I’m now able to speak to people and relate my own experience with […]

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Case Study – July 2019

The Outreach Team went to support a rough sleeper that was living under a bridge in the City. The rough sleeper was identified as a male and was already known to the Outreach Team.  The team have been supporting this male for approx. eighteen months. We quickly established what support was needed and began working […]

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David’s story

David came from a loving family who tried everything they could to keep him safe and out of trouble. As many teenagers do and David did, the influences of his friends and piers which led David to have his first conviction was when he was only 13, this was for various types of theft. At […]

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Support from Aunt Bessie’s

I first found out about the Emmaus charity and what it does about 2 years ago through a project Aunt Bessie’s was doing with them. Two weeks before that event I’d been in the town centre and had seen the amount of homeless around and thought ‘this has become a real issue that people just […]

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Companion Stories – Jason

On 26TH September 2017, Jason went into a day centre in Brighton to ask for help. They supported Jason’s move into Emmaus Hull as a companion the same day.  He had previously lived in a travelling community all his life. Over the years Jason moved around and had an interesting childhood. From a young adult […]

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Layne Hall – A Companion Story

Layne came and joined the Emmaus Hull & East Riding community in February of 2019 after months of sofa surfing in another area. Layne has not previously lived in community living and was feeling somewhat apprehensive. Layne had also never lived in the Hull area before so was experiencing a whole array of new encounters. […]

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Volunteer Ebay Assistant required

To work alongside companions, staff and volunteers to monitor and manage the Ebay selling account for Emmaus Hull and East Riding. Respond to customer messages and queries, list items for sale and manage listings, package items for delivery, arrange items to be delivered. Location: The Superstore Lockwood Street Time Commitment – Flexible Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, […]

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Case Study – May 2019

The Outreach Team were out in the City Centre when they came across a rough sleeper bedded down in a doorway on Silver Street.  We approached and Identified that it was a male around 30-40 years of age.  As we approached we stated that we were Emmaus and was part of an Outreach Team that […]

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