The largest fragrance-only international fragrance house has pledged its ongoing support for Emmaus in the UK as part of a shared ambition to end homelessness.

CPL Aromas has doubled its support from £50,000 in 2023 with an incredible £100,000 donation for Emmaus UK and Emmaus Hertfordshire, so both can help more people with experience of homelessness.

Half of the funds will be used by Emmaus UK to support the roll out of Positive Approaches work across the federation, maximising the opportunity for all Emmaus communities to offer those they support, known as companions, greater empowerment and more choices.

Charlotte Talbott, Chief Executive of Emmaus UK, said:

“This second donation from CPL Aromas is hugely appreciated, as it will allow both Emmaus UK and the federation to develop key projects where we have identified a real need. We will be able to provide more specialist support, better opportunities, and more positive outcomes for companions. We’re extremely grateful for their ongoing support.”

Chris and Nick Pickthall, CEO and COO at CPL Aromas, said:

“We are honoured to support the incredible work that Emmaus UK does in striving to end homelessness. At CPL Aromas, we share this ambition and are committed to making a positive impact in our communities.”

Positive Approaches

Emmaus UK’s Positive Approaches programme with Homeless Link follows a successful trial period and will be rolled out across the federation of more than 30 Emmaus communities and groups with a toolkit and training sessions.

Verity James-Sinetos, Federation Development Advisor for Housing and Homelessness at Emmaus UK, said:

“We believe companions deserve to have meaningful relationships, to build on their strengths and skills and realise their goals and ambitions, and we want all staff and volunteers to be able to access the right training and support to ensure their wellbeing is promoted and that they have the skills to best support companions.

The funding will also be used by Emmaus Hertfordshire to fund a newly-created support role focused on improving the companion experience and developing relationships with the wider local community.

Additional support

Duncan Lewis, Chief Executive of Emmaus Hertfordshire, said:

“This new role will provide much-needed additional resources in our support team, allowing them to focus on creating and running personal development and wellbeing activities, maintaining and improving on our referral process, and providing valuable support with age-related care needs and asylum seeker status.”

(Image: Two people at a CPL Aromas fragrance workshop at Emmaus Hertfordshire)

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