Staff Spotlight: Kalwant, BAME Tenancy & Outreach Support Worker

February 23, 2021

What do you do?

I support and empower people from BAME communities to engage with local organisations and community leaders. I help them develop confidence in accessing services they need across the health and wellbeing sector so they can sustain a tenancy. This helps to reduce homelessness, isolation, issues with mental health and benefits and any barriers they may have to access services they need.

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How we make a difference: Single Support Service and the night shelter

January 26, 2021

In late 2019, Adam* and Jo*’s studio flat started to develop severe mould. Numerous attempts to resolve the matter with their landlord weren’t listened to. As a result of the mould, Adam, who is under 30 and fit and healthy, was hospitalised five times and developed COPD.

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Thank you from Emmanuel House

December 23, 2020

A few words from our CEO, Denis Tully:

“It’s been a long year but in reality it’s not even been a year – nine months to the end of December. It has been difficult to get into the flow because it seemed that at every juncture there was a new unforeseen change to deal with, which brought struggle or disappointment. The fragmentation of our systems, big and small, have shown us just how interdependent we are, whether that be the people delivering local services or national Government. We can’t do it alone. We need and depend on our neighbour.

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Recent outcomes of our outreach work at Emmanuel House

December 15, 2020

It’s important that we keep you up to date with the work we are doing to support those who are homeless, rough sleeping, in crisis, or at risk of homelessness.

Emmanuel House is often the first step of recovery out of homelessness for many people in Nottingham, who can do so by accessing one of three different types of service; our drop-in service, the Nottingham Night Shelter and our outreach team.

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Lone: an in-depth look at our short film about homelessness

November 10, 2020

Lone was commissioned to launch our winter appeal and to raise awareness of the work we do to help those who are homeless, rough sleeping, in crisis or at risk of homelessness.

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Positive outcomes at Emmanuel House

October 21, 2020

We are currently offering support, clothing, showers, IT access and haircuts to people who are homeless, rough sleeping, or in crisis and at risk of homelessness. People can come to the hatch at the front of Emmanuel House and book an appointment with our support staff.

Here are two stories about people who have recently used our services.

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Nottingham Night Shelter case study: “You were life savers”

October 12, 2020

Steve*, a 26-year-old British male, came to the hotel during the summer, after being seen rough sleeping.

Steve had come to Nottingham from Cambridge to go to university. After lockdown his mental health had deteriorated and he had not attended online studies. As a result, he had lost his place on his course at university.

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Real life success stories from the Nottingham Night Shelter

September 15, 2020

We think it’s important to keep our supporters up to date with news from the shelter. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Nottingham Night Shelter moved into a hotel on 27th March 2020 in response to the Government’s ‘Everybody In’ initiative. As of Tuesday 15th September, the shelter has enabled 4,255 nights’ protection for a total of 164 […]

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