Think Christmas – Give Hope

December 18, 2018

This year’s Winter Appeal ‘Think Christmas – Give Hope’ was launched on Wednesday 21st November, at Peggy’s Skylight. At the launch, a beneficiary shared stories of how Emmanuel House has helped transform their life; a story that has also inspired the Appeal’s song, ‘One Cold Winter’s Morning’, that was also performed at the event. ‘One Cold […]

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Nottingham Winter Shelter UPDATE

December 18, 2018

Now in it’s 11th week, The Nottingham Winter Shelter continues to be open each night from 8pm until 8am providing shelter and protection during the coldest months of the year. Now the weather has turned to ice and frost, this is a life line for many whom are homeless and are sleeping rough, to prevent them […]

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Community Gospel Choir record song for EH!

December 14, 2018

SING IT BOLD COMMUNITY GOSPEL CHOIR are a vibrant, energetic singing group from Nottingham, founded in May 2018 by husband and wife Melissa and Adrian Moore. The choir consists of members from all over the city from all different walks of life, who are joined together by one common denominator – they love to sing! […]

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Festive Goodie Bag – Christmas Donations

November 28, 2018

Would you like to donate a present to one of our beneficiaries this Christmas? On Christmas Day this year, to reduce waste and packaging, our beneficiaries have requested not to receive a wrapped present or box. They have opted instead for a practical reusable ‘festive goodie bag’. Items we would like to include in these […]

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Mindful bread making!

November 23, 2018

Last week Julie ‘the bread witch’ visited Emmanuel House to deliver one of her ‘Eat Bake Sing’ bread baking activities. Our beneficiaries enjoyed learning about the soothing art of bread baking, getting stuck in and making their own loaves as well as having plenty of time for a few taste tests! “It helped to take […]

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One Cold Winter’s Morning

November 21, 2018

One Cold Winter’s morning (To the tune of away in a manger) Think Christmas – Give Hope. Emmanuel House’s Winter Appeal song.  One cold winter’s morning as the stars all looked down A mother, near labour, was searching the town The shop windows glittered with tinsel and gold The pain of her loneliness sharper than […]

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Support Work at Emmanuel House

November 16, 2018

Did you know that there are 14 full and part support workers currently employed at the Emmanuel House Support Centre?  What does ‘support work’ mean and how does it happen?  One of our support workers tells us more…   When someone presents at Emmanuel House for the first time, we inquire about their circumstances and […]

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A little kindness goes a long way…

October 26, 2018

Raymond has been homeless for a while, the struggle is real.  Last week he was due to go and view a property with the intention of renting privately.  He explains what happened… “I got into a taxi but the journey to the place turned out to cost a lot more money than I had, all […]

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Welcome buddy participation scheme

October 19, 2018

Homelessness can be a devastating and isolating experience for any person to endure. Did you know about the welcome buddy participation scheme that operates at the Emmanuel House Support Centre? Caroline, a beneficiary herself, has been volunteering as a welcome buddy since July. She tells us more about her how it is going. “It is […]

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Winter Shelter 2018 Update

October 18, 2018

We caught up with this year’s Winter Shelter managers to hear how thing’s are going at the shelter so far…. ‘This year the winter shelter is running for 26 weeks, from October through to April. We work at six church halls, between four and five weeks at each church hall. We take between 20 and […]

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