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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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John’s story

During my life I have many up’s and down’s, I am proud that I was a manager for Iceland for 3 years, where I met my friend and then we started sharing a flat together, which then I left Iceland to work for Yodel which there I was a Multi Drop delivery driver, one week […]

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Phil’s Story

After his divorce, Phil Hill turned to heroin and crack cocaine for comfort. His life was spiralling out of control until he was referred to a supported housing scheme in Hull. Speaking from The Orchard, developed by Together Housing Group on land donated by Hull City Council and run by homeless charity Emmaus Hull and […]

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Daryl’s Story

When the brewery shut the Scunthorpe pub that Daryl Peachy managed, he not only lost his job but his home. Forced to shoplift to survive, Daryl ended up in prison where he was referred to a supported housing scheme that he credits with saving his life. Speaking from The Orchard, developed by Together Housing Group […]

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Dylan’s Story

Abused for years as a child, Dylan Whiting eventually decided life on the streets was better than what he was enduring at home. Two years on and Dylan is looking to set his own business up after a supported housing scheme in Hull helped him get back on track. Speaking from The Orchard, developed by […]

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Dave’s Story

My name is Dave, I moved into Emmaus August 2017 not with the intentions of being a companion, but as a solidarity bed. I have had many years rough sleeping and issues with alcohol for many years and drugs. When I came to Emmaus I chose to become a companion, I did not know if […]

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Bisi

Bisi

Hello, a lot of you will know me by the name Bisi. I have lived in Hull many years as a lot of you will know, I was rough sleeping for around 14 years. I am originally from Nigeria and cannot remember when I originally came to Hull. I have had many issues along my […]

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