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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Interview with Emmanuel House Support Centre CEO Denis Tully after the CEO Sleepout 2018.

October 16, 2018

An interesting insight into how many homeless and vulnerable adults spend their nights when they are rough sleeping… Q) How did you feel in anticipation of sleeping out in the cold last night? I didn’t think that it would be as cold as it was.  It was a mild evening but as the night went […]

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Elaine’s Story

October 11, 2018

“I was fortunate enough to have access to the Nottingham Winter Shelter last year and it saved my life. I spent a year and a half on the streets, on and off, between accommodation. In that time I was attacked and was very vulnerable. The winter is the hardest part of the year, no time […]

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Winter Shelter Opens

October 11, 2018

As many of you will be aware, Emmanuel House coordinates the Nottingham Winter Shelter, an essential winter project providing vital overnight accommodation for the city’s rough-sleepers. On Monday 8th October, the Nottingham Winter Shelter opened its doors and began its six month journey of providing shelter, support and working in partnership with the city’s most […]

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Womanuel Update

October 11, 2018

‘Fun and Enjoyable, ‘A place to come and feel safe’, ‘Friendly’, ‘A place I feel comfortable to talk’, ‘No judgment’ and ‘Opportunity to try new things’… When Womanuel started at the beginning of 2018, the Wellbeing Support Team who are responsible for organising and running the project, could never have dreamed of feedback and comments […]

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Volunteer Spotlight: Jen’s story

October 11, 2018

Volunteering holds many rewards; an opportunity to do something in your local community for people in need. It can provide a safe, welcoming environment to connect with people who are experiencing homelessness or isolation. It offers a chance to build new relationships, learning new skills and put creative talents to good use! Jen works full […]

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