Join the 2.6 challenge and help Emmanuel House!

April 20, 2020

Emmanuel House is joining forces with thousands of other local and national charities and we’re inviting you, your family and friends to take part in the 2.6 Challenge from Sunday 26th April! The Covid-19 pandemic has had a devastating effect on charities, with the cancellation of thousands of events and the loss of billions in […]

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What is the current situation at Emmanuel House following the outbreak of Coronavirus?

April 9, 2020

Following the implementation of social distancing, our incredible team continues to liaise with our beneficiaries, offering remote advice and support. Whilst Emmanuel House Support Centre is temporarily closed for face-to-face contact, the Night Shelter continues to offer support and accommodation for up to 40 beneficiaries. We are also preparing for a sharp rise in demand […]

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Coronavirus FAQ: Hotel provision

April 9, 2020

How is the Night Shelter working in the hotel? We are currently facilitating the isolation of 40 guests in individual rooms. We are providing support 24 hours a day to ensure guests are able to follow the self-isolation guidelines. The hotel is being staffed by Night Shelter and Emmanuel House staff for 24 hours a day, […]

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Coronavirus FAQ: We need your help

April 9, 2020

How can you support Emmanuel House during the temporary closure? Emmanuel House continues to operate remotely to offer support to homeless, vulnerable and isolated adults and also support 40 guests in the Night Shelter. As a result of cancelled fundraising, sporting and entertainment events, along with regular corporate donors unable to support us during this […]

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Coronavirus FAQ: Support staff

April 9, 2020

How have our roles changed since the outbreak of Coronavirus?This is an extremely complex situation and we are trying to navigate the stressful processes under additional pressure. For our team of support workers, it is still business as usual, they are just being presented with more challenges.  Emmanuel House staff profile: Lynsey, member of the […]

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Coronavirus FAQ: Client support

April 9, 2020

How are we supporting those who aren’t in the Night Shelter? When the self-isolation guidelines first came into play, our Wellbeing Support Team texted all of its clients with phones about advice and the symptoms to look out for. One person called the centre and said he had no idea what was going on and […]

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Coronavirus FAQ: Social Distancing

April 9, 2020

What kind of social distancing measures are our support staff undertaking?Where possible, all support staff and clerical staff are continuing to carry out their role as before, working from home. All contact with, and support for, clients is continuing via phone, text, email or WhatsApp. For staff working in the shelter, Personal Protective Equipment is […]

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Coronavirus FAQ: Volunteers

April 9, 2020

What is happening to volunteers? As part of our measures to limit the impact of Coronavirus, we are not currently inducting new volunteers. If you wish to apply to volunteer at Emmanuel House or the Night Shelter, your application will be logged in the system and references checked, and we’ll resume the induction process once […]

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