Emmaus provide a Rough Sleeper Support Service with Street Outreach.We work between 6am and 10pm 7 days a week to identify those most in need of support.
- We can signpost and refer rough sleepers into safe and secure accommodation.
- Signpost and refer rough sleepers to appropriate treatment for underlying drug, alcohol and mental health problems
- Signpost and refer rough sleepers to services who will connect them to their home country with support.
- Offer rough sleepers advice and guidance on all welfate and support networks available throughout Hull and East Riding.
- Reduce the number of nights people stay on the streets.
- Monitor and share a wider understanding of rough sleeping.
It is the first of a long list of services along a tried and tested homelessness pathway which begins with the provision of secure accommodation and leads towards independent living.
If you have any concerns, please alert us on 01482 223722 (extension 'outreach')
Plans have been developed for a purpose-built community building, called The Orchard, which will offer a home and meaningful work to up to 30 formerly homeless people, known as companions. The community will be supported by a social enterprise, and plans for The Orchard include a café and retail space, selling second-hand furniture and goods. This will be an addition to the existing Emmaus business, a shop on Newlands Avenue, which opened in 2011, selling recycled second-hand goods. At the moment the shop is run by a combination of staff and volunteers, but eventually both businesses will provide work for the Emmaus Hull companions, giving them a sense of purpose and helping to restore self-esteem, which can be eroded when someone experiences homelessness. Emmaus Hull is continuing fundraising in order to make this community a reality. We know there are lots of people in the area who could benefit from our services and that we could make a real difference to their lives.
Please visit the website for more details.
Updated Dec 2017