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Job Opportunity – Outreach Worker

Salary of £21,000- £24,000, depending on experience pa – 37.5 hours per week (temporary contract).  Working Hours – full time hours Monday to Sunday – Shift patterns This role is responsible for adding extra capacity to the Emmaus Outreach service.  Ensuring that the rough sleeper outreach service is supporting those sleeping rough during quickly, targeting new and entrenched rough sleepers and focusing on proactive signposting, assisting direct access accommodation options, health interventions, and liaising with agencies to support rough sleepers’ welfare needs. Working alongside the vital homelessness network across Hull and East Riding this role will be pivotal in linking the most marginalised rough sleepers into short term/ more sustainable accommodation. This role involves including Emmaus companions and volunteers to become effective outreach team members, ensuring collectively that Hull and East riding is well covered, teams are visible and proactive in all activities. All Emmaus staff support companions and volunteers included within the service in terms of enhancing development and learning.

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Casey’s Triathlon Fundraiser

Sunday 12th June. Outreach Hull’s team lead, Casey is on a quest to raise money for Emmaus and the Outreach service. He has been training super hard to be able to complete a full triathlon (Leeds Triathlon) with only 4 months training. Would you consider supporting him at the event itself, or by donating some money via the GoFundMe page: https://gofundme/9fa29584

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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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