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Homeless Charity HullHARP funds a sustainable shelter coordinator at Emmaus

HullHARP, a  local homeless charity has provided funds for an extra member of staff at Emmaus to reduce rough sleeping and homelessness during Covid 19. Director of Emmaus Hull and East Riding, Kelly Finnis said;  “Firstly, we’d like to thank HULLHARP for this generous and kind offer. During this global pandemic charities like our own are facing substantial financial loses. This funding will go a long way in making a huge difference. As a city we are dynamic in our approaches to reducing rough sleeping and citywide partners continue to work closely together to deliver a variety of solutions to meet a diverse range of needs. This funded post will work with those in very temporary accommodation in Hull & the East Riding, our existing Outreach teams, and our many partners to collectively secure longer-term solutions. Thank you once again to HULLHARP for coming forward and making this happen” HULLHARP Chair, Sandy Smith said “Our Trustees have been following the work the Outreach Team at Emmaus have been undertaking over recent months. One of the issues we identified was a shortfall in intensive work with those rough sleepers who have been housed through the Council. We believe this is a […]

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UK Fisheries donate 7000 fillets to feed vulnerable through Coronavirus crisis

A huge donation of delicious frozen fish will help feed people in the Humberside region for months, local charities have said. UK Fisheries, the Hull-based operator of Britain’s distant-waters fishing fleet, has responded to the pressures faced by charities amidst the Coronavirus crisis by donating a total of 1.2 tonnes of frozen cod to food redistribution charity FareShare Hull & Humber and Emmaus Hull and East Riding. The donation of over 7,000 standard 170g fillets[1] was transported free of charge by Yorkshire food wholesaler Turner Price, making this a local team effort which will help to feed hundreds of vulnerable people in the region over the weeks to come. FareShare and Emmaus particularly welcome the food donation at a time when fish is a seasonal favourite. Jodie Colgrave of FareShare Humber & Hull, which distributes food to 128 charities and community groups throughout the region, said: “FareShare is committed to ramping up its support during the COVID-19 crisis, providing vital food supplies each week to charities and schools across Hull and the wider area. We welcome the cod donated by UK Fisheries, which is needed now more than ever and will make a big difference for the projects and vulnerable […]

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Lifestyle Helpers supporting Emmaus

We are truly blown away by the kindness and compassion from Lifestyle Helpers this year… thank you for choosing Emmaus Hull & East Riding and for showing those most vulnerable that with determination and passion great things can be achieved. We have loved watching your journeys this summer, and feel extremely privileged to have met you all!

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Former Rough Sleeper Calls for Better Mental Health Support

Hull, UK: A former rough sleeper is celebrating the next chapter in his life having gone from being homeless to independent living in just two years but says mental health awareness remains an issue. Bob Chapman suffered from depression, which had lead to spiralling debt and ultimately him facing life on the streets. Having spent four and half months living rough, including time camped in forests and living off berries, with the help of local homeless charity, Emmaus Hull and East Riding he has been able to transform his life. Now living independently in his own flat in north Hull he is about to take his first steps back in to employment. Former rough sleeper, Mr. Chapman said: “It was about 2000 when my depression first set in. My mum had died just after my birthday and not long after that we found out my dad was terminally ill.“I had a good job in the warehouse at Cranswick Foods but, because my sister had a disabled child, I gave up my job to become a full time carer for my dad. “It was in 2015 that the depression really took hold. I couldn’t take any more bad news so I stopped […]

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Outreach team to attend national event

Rough sleeping is at crisis levels in towns and cities across the UK. Funding cuts are undoubtedly to blame, but what is the solution? This is a networking event facilitated by Homeless Link and is an opportunity for frontline workers to share best practice and ideas.We hope to look at and share best practice from across the country. We will be joining with colleagues working in the sector in Nottingham for the day and will let you know what we learn.

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