Author Archive | Chris Jacobson

Emmaus Hull and East Riding Companion Carl

Companion Profile: Carl

Carl became a companion of Emmaus Hull & East Riding community 25th February 2019. After suffering with poor mental health, he found himself homeless and estranged from his family. This caused Carl’s mental health to deteriorate further, with no sense of purpose, low self-esteem and no place to call home. The relationship between Carl and his […]

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Companion Profile: Neil

Neil first came to Emmaus, Hull & East Riding on 17th July 2017. He had been in a few Emmaus branches over the previous 4 years. It was our outreach programme that initially attracted Neil. He came from Dover for a week’s taster on outreach and decided to stay. He had a little spell away […]

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Former Rough Sleeper Daryl

Companion Profile: Daryl

On the 18th February, companion Daryl moved on from Emmaus Hull & East Riding into his supported flat. Daryl has settled in really well and has been continuing to use the qualifications he gained whilst at Emmaus. He has also attended a couple of job interviews and is looking for a job as a breakfast […]

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National Assembly

National Assembly Experience

Abdul’s Assembly Experience I learnt that the opportunities around other Emmaus are all different and have different ideas. My retail workshop was interesting as I learnt how to set up a retail shop and also find out what the customers want to see within it. I also learnt how to maximize the space and use this effectively […]

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A Long but Rewarding Journey

The outreach team have been working with a female, long-term rough sleeper with heroin and spice addictions. She has also suffered domestic violence at the hands of her former partner and childhood sexual abuse from her father, which has led to a lack of trust in people, low self-esteem and mental health issues. She wasn’t […]

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From Rough Sleeping to Independent Living

Whilst no one chooses to sleep rough, for those that have spent a prolonged period on the streets, it can be difficult and daunting to accepting support. The outreach team have been working with a rough sleeper for an extended period that normally insists there is nothing the team can do to help him. However, […]

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Make-over day with Sheila Granger Hypnotherapy

One of the biggest targets for our outreach team, having helped former rough sleepers get back on their feet, is to set companions on a successful path for the future. Whilst support from Emmaus will always be there, it’s important that former companions are able to be self-sufficient and stand on their own two feet […]

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Whitefriargate Store

Our New Whitefriargate Store is Now Open

Earlier this month we opened a new shop at 28 Whitefriargate following a full refit of the unit. The existing location, also down Whitefriargate, has closed. On Thursday 31 January reality TV star and long-time supporter of Emmaus, Linda Barker will officially open the store. After the old store was target by thieves we decided […]

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2018 for Emmaus Hull and East Riding

December is a particularly busy time of year for Emmaus Hull and East Riding. Companions are preparing for how they will spend the festive period and the outreach team are busy providing support to some of the area’s most vulnerable individuals, not to mention the other services we offer. It’s also at this time of […]

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Hull is Where the Heart is

Hull has hit national headlines over the past couple of weeks but, rather dismally, not for the right reasons. We have all read about, or seen first-hand, the disturbing footage showing a man diving feet first on to a tent down Whitefriargate in Hull where two rough sleepers had bedded down for the night. The […]

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