Author Archive | Chris Jacobson

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Volunteer Profile: Bob

Bob volunteers with our outreach team and, having been a rough sleeper himself, he’s an invaluable asset. He suffered from depression, which had lead to spiralling debt and ultimately him facing life on the streets but he now lives independently in his own flat after spending time as a companion at Lockwood Street. Working with […]

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Volunteer Profile: Zoe

Zoe lives in Hull and volunteers at the Lockwood Street premises. Our director, Kelly Finnis told her about the opportunity to volunteer and Zoe was quick to take her up on the offer. Whilst living in a hostel, Zoe had volunteered for the charity and, after moving out and finding her feet again, she wanted […]

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Volunteer Profile: Brittany

Brittany is 19 years old and from Hull. She found out about Emmaus through a family member and, along with her mum, decided to volunteer at the charity. The experience is helping to build her confidence whilst she is able to support the companions. Her role spans across the charity and she works in the […]

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Volunteer Profile: James

As a companion at Emmaus Hull and East Riding, James also volunteers his time to help operations in the warehouse. Following a difficult breakup with his former partner, James found himself looking for alternative accommodation. Unable to live with his family, as they were in council properties, keeping a roof over his head was looking […]

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National Volunteers Week

Volunteer Profile: Alison Whitfield

Alison is originally from Aberdeen and now lives off Princes Avenue in Hull. As a mobile foot health practitioner, she offers companions free foot care, such as nail cutting, removing corns and calluses and offering advice and tips with common conditions (e.g. fungal nail, athlete’s foot, verrucas and ingrowing toe nails). After seeing an article […]

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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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Neil

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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Hull

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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