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FUNDRAISING FOR LIFE-SAVING DEFIBRILATORS TO MARK WORLD HOMELESSNESS DAY

This World Homeless Day (Saturday 10 October), Emmaus Hull and East Riding is raising awareness and fundraising for two life-saving defibrillators. Hull and West Hessle MP Emma Hardy backs the fundraising campaign and is a long-standing supporter of Emmaus Hull and East Riding. The new equipment will help to provide emergency cardiac intervention to the homeless community in Hull and East Riding. At a cost of £1,000 each, they have set a total fundraising goal of £2,000. Emmaus Hull and East Riding manage a Rough Sleeper Outreach team which is commissioned by Hull City Council and East Riding Council. The service has supported 204 new rough sleepers this year so far (Jan – Sept). The dedicated team are continuing to support rough sleepers through the national COVID pandemic into safe accommodation. Outreach Manager Pierce Dundridge explained that “During our times out on the street we often come across people with health needs and have to find the nearest defibrillator.  This can be impossible if we have come across someone in a remote rural area. Having these pieces of equipment in both of our outreach vehicles would give the teams that added piece of mind that if the worst was to […]

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Our Emmaus Furniture Superstore is now open!

We’re excited to welcome you back The wait is over. We are thrilled to announce that our Furniture Superstore is now open. This massive store, at 32 Lockwood Street in Hull, is full of a large range of quality second-hand furniture and household goods. Our new opening hours are: Monday to Saturday 10am – 3pm These reduced hours will allow us time to implement a rigorous daily cleaning regime at the end of each day. Keeping everyone safe whilst shopping Please avoid visiting our store if you or members of your household have been experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. We have completed a COVID-19 secure Risk Assessment. In order to give everyone a pleasant, safe experience in our Furniture Superstore, we now have new one-way systems in place to aid social distancing, and will be limiting numbers of customers at any one time. We’d be grateful if customers avoided visiting in large groups. Alongside new cleaning measures in place, we’ve installed perspex screens at our tills, and we’re asking customers to pay using contactless if at all possible. Whilst browsing, we’ll be asking customers to please avoid touching items they don’t plan to purchase. Front-of-property Delivery Service Our usual home delivery service […]

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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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All our enterprises are now closed

To all of our supporters, donors, and friends, We will be closing our Emmaus enterprises from today, Monday 23rd March 2020. We thank you for your continued support and encouragement in these difficult times and we are looking forward to a time when we can share our activities with you again. Our companions are receiving support in our Emmaus community and rest assured we will be working hard to support them through this unprecedented time. Our Emmaus Outreach team deliver a vital service to vulnerable Rough Sleepers, and we will be working closely with both Hull City Council and East Riding Council to ensure continuity of support. Please take care…… Emmaus Team #bekind

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CEO Sleepout Success

This year’s CEO sleepout at Craven Park was a great success with 35 people taking part including Emmaus Hull and East Riding director Kelly Finnis.  She raised over £1,500 for Emmaus Hull & East Riding and was joined by many colleagues including Matt Dukes, the chief executive of Hull City Council. He has written about why he was doing it in HullCCNews. Many thanks to everyone who has supported us and donated money.

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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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Support from Aunt Bessie’s

I first found out about the Emmaus charity and what it does about 2 years ago through a project Aunt Bessie’s was doing with them. Two weeks before that event I’d been in the town centre and had seen the amount of homeless around and thought ‘this has become a real issue that people just seem to be avoiding’. What really grabbed me and made me really want to get behind this charity, other than the lovely and amazing people that help make it work, is there is an end goal. Removing the stigma of homelessness and providing people who want the help with some where safe to sleep, and the tools and skills they need to better them self’s. with the end goal helping them back in the community and to give back. While I personally don’t have a lot of spare money with having a young family, what I do have is time and I give this where possible to help the guys where ever I can, whether that be helping the guys gain skills and confidence working with me and the team or going in to the community to deliver food and meeting and speaking to the […]

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