For World Homeless Day (Sunday 10 October), we’re calling on the help of the local community to help us spread the word that we have spaces available at Emmaus Gloucestershire for anyone looking to make a positive change in their life.
We are different to other homelessness services. Founded in 1993, our charity doesn’t just offer a bed for the night; we provide a home and meaningful work to up to 34 formerly homeless men and women.
We provide accommodation, all meals, basic clothing and toiletries, funded training and support within a secure environment. We know that overcoming any issues that led to homelessness and recovering from the impact of homelessness can take some time. That’s why we provide a home for as long as it is needed – there is no time limit. Some people stay with us for a few months, others stay for a few years.
In return for what we offer, the people we support work within our community to the best of their abilities. This can be in the community home, in our shops, or driving to collect and deliver furniture. This gives people the chance to regain their self-esteem, build confidence, learn new skills and grow their CV.
We take referrals from individuals and agencies – each person is considered on an individual basis. To make a referral, please visit the ‘Join our community
The purpose of World Homeless Day is to draw attention to homeless people’s needs locally and provide opportunities for the wider community to get involved in responding to homelessness. Taking place on the same day, World Mental Health Day aims to raise awareness of mental health around the world and to mobilise efforts in support of mental health.