World Homeless Day – ‘A Box Is Not A Home’ – Is a day aimed to raise awareness surrounding the realities of homelessness, for you to see what services are available in the East Riding and how best you could support people who are sleeping rough through the appropriate services. There will be Spotlight speakers, Food stalls, Live music, Donation zones and Information Stalls from all of the amazing services in the area. This will be held at The Hinges new facility (The old Bridlington Job centre, The Crown Building) 100, Quay Road, YO16 4JB from 10am until 2pm on Monday 10th October 2022. The Outreach team will also be launching a very special project that will be shared publicly on the day. It will be an informative and inspiring day for all so make sure you come along.
This week Emmaus Hull & East Riding were excited to unveil their new Outreach Pod! The formerly used 20ft shipping container has been transformed into the new Outreach Offices by VIP Communications. Previously the Outreach team, who support people throughout Hull & East Riding who are sleeping rough, have been based all over the community. Now with this dedicated space the team can all be together and have a hub for their important work. The pod is located next to the Emmaus Superstore and includes a two storage rooms for supplies including water bottles, ponchos, cold weather essentials and a main office room for the team members to complete referrals. This new office is going to make a huge difference to the way the Outreach Service operates and improve how efficient the team can be. Last year, the Outreach Services supported over 800 people sleeping rough through signposting, referrals and simply reaching out to people. Casey Fawcett, Outreach Team Leader said After a challenging few years with the outreach team not having its own base, it is great to all be back together again in our own space in which we can call home.” Emmaus Hull & East Riding have […]
Emmaus Hull and East Riding has opened a new shop with big ambitions to become a community hub in Hull city centre. Located at 51 Whitefriargate, the Emmaus Emporium is in a retail unit leased to the Emmaus Hull & East Riding charity by the building’s owner, leading developer Wykeland Group. The opening was marked by a visit from the Lord Mayor of Hull, Councillor Lynn Petrini, who was joined by Wykeland Development Surveyor Tom Watson and Director of Emmaus Hull & East Riding Kelly Finnis. The retail space, in a 35,000 sq ft unit formerly occupied by New Look, will include an extensive vintage section selling furniture, clothing and vinyl records. Other items on general sale will include quality secondhand furniture, accessories, homeware, games, toys and much more. A unique selection of upcycled pieces of furniture are also available to buy, which are items that have been given a new lease of life by skilled in-house upcycler Colin. Colin is one of up to 30 people supported by Emmaus Hull & East Riding, a charity that provides a secure home, meaningful work and personal support for people who have experienced homelessness. The charity opened its doors in 2016 and […]
Emmaus Hull & East Riding is a homelessness charity with a difference. We do not just give people a bed for the night, we offer a home, meaningful work and a sense of belonging. Wev’e released our new Strategy Map which outlines our Vison, Mission, Values and Ambitions which you can see here.
Our Outreach Volunteer, Christian, has shared his thoughts about his volunteering experience with Emmaus so far… I came to Emmaus with an open mind and in many ways an open heart. I just wanted to find a way that I could support my community having experienced homelessness myself some years prior. I have been with Emmaus for 5 months now in the Outreach role and I can safely say I have so far enjoyed my post. Every day is different, much the same as the circumstances of those we engage with. The employed staff are very supportive and value our input and ideas too. With each passing shift, my understanding develops and I hope to eventually be a much more competent and confident member of the team. The role most certainly enables me to support members of my community and for that I am truly grateful.
Our Outreach Volunteer, Christine, has been reflecting on her last year of volunteering with us, here’s what she has to say… It has been almost a year since joining the Rough Sleeper Outreach Team as a volunteer and what a year it has been. There have been many challenges along the way both personally and professionally when volunteering. Volunteering with Emmaus enables me to give something back to my community whilst taking time out from my everyday life for some much needed ‘me time’. It also helps me get in LOTS of steps! I cannot imagine not volunteering with Emmaus; I love it and hopefully I am helping to make a difference to the lives of some rough sleepers.’
The Emmaus Outreach Team are out on an escapade to raise money! Trying to reach a whopping 1,000,000 steps whilst helping the homeless in the month of May. This is to raise funds, after what has been a tough year for all, for Emmaus Hull And East Riding. At Emmaus we are passionate about serving those in need and giving all that we can to end homelessness. The money raised will be utilised to sustain the work Emmaus already do and help increase the great accomplishments happening within our region. It doesn’t matter how much you want to give, whether it is £100 or £0.01 for a step taken, all donations are welcome and are greatly appreciated. Click here to sponsor us!
‘Many people doing small actions can make a big impact’ Thursday 15th April is International Microvolunteering Day! This is a day to promote awareness of microvolunteering and how people can spare a small amount of their time doing bite-sized actions that have a positive impact. Be our eyes and ears Our outreach team cover miles of ground both on foot and in our Emmaus vehicles to ensure we are engaging with anyone who could be facing homelessness or sleeping rough. However, the more eyes and ears the better! If you see anyone who could be sleeping rough in the Hull and East Riding area, please call us on our freephone line 0800 0662169 or via our social media platforms. By contacting us you could be signposting support for someone who really needs it. Donate to us We heavily rely on your donations that we can sell and raise funds for our charity. These can include most types of furniture, small household goods, clothing, books, bric-a-brac etc. You can either drop these off at our main site on Lockwood Street in Hull or if you give us a call on 01482 223722 ext. 1 we can arrange a free collection […]
As we are slowly coming out of the third national lockdown, we have been reflecting on the past year of the pandemic and how much of an impact our volunteers have had on our frontline service. From March 2020 our volunteers have never hesitated in their decisions to continuously support our outreach service, supporting individuals sleeping rough in what were uncertain and challenging times for us all. From the beginning of the first national lockdown it’s safe to say nobody knew how the next year would look and it was a year that we will never forget. We want to say a huge thank you for the time and efforts of our volunteers who have supported us throughout, as well as some new members that have seen how the pandemic has affected our charity and the wider local community and wanted to offer a helping hand. Our Emmaus UK President, Terry Waite, has also recognised the contribution of our volunteers and has created a video of appreciation for them.
We are now delighted to be supporting Jed and Kim Johnson in the BeLoved Project to raise funds for a support worker to continue with their fantastic work with children and young people with Special Needs in the Ukraine. To read more about their work visit: http://wideawakeinternational.org/about