We are incredibly pleased to announce that Emmanuel House has received over £70,000 in donations since launching our winter appeal on 6th November 2020.
Denis Tully, CEO at Emmanuel House, said: “The response to our winter appeal has been overwhelming. People have been so generous. Every single year we value and appreciate our supporters, but their recent efforts have been particularly sterling. We thank everyone who has contributed to the running of Emmanuel House, which is often the first step of recovery out of homelessness for many people in Nottingham. Our winter appeal sustains the running of the charity all year round.
“Not only were we facing a £70,000 income shortfall as a result of the pandemic, Nottingham is also likely to go through a winter dealing with the inevitable threat of job losses and mental health challenges. Those who are homeless, rough sleeping, in crisis, or at risk of homelessness, can access one of our three services; our drop-in service, the night shelter and our outreach team. In the hotel we are currently supporting up to 50 people who otherwise would be rough sleeping.
“We will announce the total amount at the end of January, which will hopefully contribute to sustaining our mental health Wellbeing Support service, which runs out of funding in March 2021.”
The Wellbeing Support Team, which is made up of Rough Sleeping Navigators, mental health support and a BAME Tenancy and Outreach Support Worker, is an outreach service that provides one-to-one support for adults in Nottingham who are homeless, or have recently been homeless, to help improve mental health and wellbeing.