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Emmaus Launches New Outreach Pod

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 […]

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EMMAUS OPENS NEW VINTAGE AND PRE LOVED FURNITURE HUB IN HULL

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 […]

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New Strategy Map for Emmaus Hull and East Riding

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.

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Happy Volunteers Week!

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.

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Happy Volunteers Week!

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.’

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One Million Steps in May

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!

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International Microvolunteering Day

‘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 […]

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Many thanks to our volunteers from Terry Waite

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.

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Support in the BeLoved Project

  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

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Erica’s Story

Erica became a trustee of Emmaus Hull and East Riding in February 2021 and brings a wealth of experience and knowledge after 39 years in the NHS. I’ve had a long career in health and care services. I started off as a nurse working in learning disability services. I then progressed throughout different aspects of health and social care including work in Mental Health and Acute Hospital Services. I’ve worked in both operational and commissioning roles and always had an interest in working with vulnerable people; looking to improve outcomes and address health inequalities. That has always been a particular interest to me and even more so now that the recent pandemic has highlighted the need to bring more focus to support people who are already disadvantaged. How did you first get involved in EHER? I have been aware of EHER through my work at Hull CCG. Emmaus have been a key partner in some of the community and voluntary sector work that we’ve done. Then more recently I was approached by one of our CCG members of staff who said that Emmaus were looking for another trustee and would I be interested? So, I did my own research into […]

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