We do not advocate giving money.  If they are rough sleepers, tell us and our team can offer constructive support.  Read about the reasons why.

Emmaus Hull & East Riding have delivered a Rough Sleeper Outreach service for Hull City Council and East Riding Council since 2016. Our companions who were formerly homeless have trained to become active Outreach workers, dedicating no less than 40 hours a week to supporting those most vulnerable on the streets of Hull and rural hot spots across the East Riding.  Experiencing homelessness themselves drives their unprecedented passion to help those most in need.

  • Emmaus house at any one time 30 formerly homeless people at The Orchard. We support all those who live with us to get back into independent living and for some that also includes employment.
  • Emmaus develop enterprises with social values and in Hull alone we have opened 3 in the last 18 months.
  • Emmaus supports those on the breadline with heavily discounted furniture and items of need. We also in collaboration with other agencies support those vulnerably housed or in need.
  • In recent weeks homelessness has become a topic of great debate with many groups, individuals, and media stories all portraying different pictures.
  • What we find extremely disappointing and saddening is the derogatory and inaccurate comments on social media made by other groups/individuals about the hard work of others. When this includes the work of our companions we will always stand with them and be a voice that is heard.
  • There are enough people and social issues in this city to support in various capacities.  Solidarity and supporting those most in need is a  fundamental value of Emmaus.   A value that underpins our entire organization.
  • Be assured there is a vast amount of support and service options across the city for those experiencing homelessness.  There are services working everyday day of the year.
  • We are open and clear about our role and place in the provision of tackling homelessness.

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 ...
Read More

Join the discussion

Jerome Whittingham of Humber Help has highlighted some of the complex issues around homelessness and the way support is directed and the way it is presented on different media platforms. "Let's kick much of the misinformation and misunderstanding we read on Facebook into the long grass..." Read more and join the discussion. ...
Read More

Outreach team in Hull Daily Mail Feature

The Hull Daily Mail recently did a feature about rough sleeping and the work of the Emmaus Hull and East Riding Outreach team.  Reporter, Elizabeth Mackley joined Lucie and Emma on the streets to write the report. Read all about it here. ...
Read More

Rough Sleeper Winter Packs

Emmaus Hull and East Riding has put together rough sleeper winter packs with sponsorship from:
  • Hobson & Porter
  • VIP Communications
  • Greencore
  • Orvec
  • Auntbessies
  • Arco
The packs contain: hat, scarf, gloves, insulated blanket, waterproof poncho, info on all services available, emergency numbers, snacks... with further items being added if necessary ...
Read More


As of the 1st October Humbercare will facilitate cold weather provision which will be based at Dock House Futures, St Peters Street Hull. The Futures staff team will liaise with all relevant services to ensure all rough sleepers in the city are supported through the next 6 months. Dock House will take direct access cases daily from 9pm. The service will provide the contracted 20 beds as well as 2 beds for any hospital discharge cases. Staff at the centre will prioritise individuals by assessing needs based around vulnerability, risk and safety. Temperatures will be checked daily for the following ...
Read More

World Homeless Day

Come and join us at Lockwood Street for our World Homeless Day Event. 10th October 2017 Arrival Networking & Interactive Fact Finding Stands include: British Red Cross, Health Watch, William Booth, Humbercare, Hull City Council, Renew, The Haven, Riverside, Switch, Health, SASH, Hinge, Hull4Heroes, Mental Health, MIND, Police 12 - 1pm Lunch (Fish and Chip van onsite with food available to purchase) Free refreshments provided by Emmaus 1 - 3pm Compère - Blair Jacobs Keynote Speakers include: East Riding Yorkshire Council - Julia Jennison, Hull City Council - Dave Richmond, Mark Bottomley - Home Office, Housing First - Phil Mamoaney, ...
Read More

Outreach Team Weekly News 6th July 2017

New leaflets area specific now available, these can also be downloaded from our website! www.emmaushull.org.uk/outreach Our first Rough Sleeper Information event for agencies and partners will be on Thursday 10th August 2017 2pm here at Emmaus Lockwood Street. To confirm your attendance please advise Lucie or Emma. https://blog.crisis.org.uk/about-us/media-centre/crisis-welcomes-political-pledges-to-end-rough-sleeping/ an interesting read J We are now recruiting volunteers to join our Outreach teams – get in touch with Hull – Emma emma@emmaushull.org.uk New Mobile Number 07539029312 East Riding – Lucie lucie@emmaushull.org.uk New Mobile Number 075339029314 We have a supply of bottled water and where needed offering sun protection during the summer ...
Read More

New Outreach leaflets available to download

You can download and print off our new leaflets for useful information on homeless services and provision in the East Riding and Hull. East Riding Just right click and choose save image as or you can download the leaflet as a .pdf Hull Just right click and choose save image as or you can download the leaflet as a .pdf ...
Read More

New Co-ordinators for the Rough Sleeper Service

Lucie Carroll and Emma Hartley have joined the Rough Sleeper Service. Lucie will be focussing with her team on the East Riding and Emma will be covering the Hull area ...
Read More

Outreach team goes out in all weathers

Our rough sleeper teams, covering both Hull and the East Riding go out into the community whatever the weather.  Storm Doris was no exception! ...
Read More
We work with many agencies, locally and nationally including:

We are the national membership charity for organisations working directly with people who become homeless in England. We work to make services better and campaign for policy change that will help end homelessness.


Humber Help website aims to help co-ordinate information-sharing between all those whose lives are affected by the chaos of homelessness and the wide variety of local organisations that provide services of support to those in need.
In partnership with HullHARP, and supported by Hull City Council, East Riding of Yorkshire Council, and East Riding Voluntary Action Services our mission is to improve the communication of homelessness services and issues on three levels. Read more on our website.

We work directly with thousands of homeless people every year. We provide vital help so that people can rebuild their lives and are supported out of homelessness for good. We offer one to one support, advice and courses for homeless people in 12 areas across England, Scotland and Wales. How we help someone depends on their individual needs and situation. It could be with finding a home and settling in, getting new skills and finding a job, or help with their health and wellbeing. We use research to find out how best to improve our services, but also to find wider solutions to homelessness. Together with homeless people and Crisis supporters, we campaign for the changes needed to end homelessness for good