Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, Emmaus Greenwich has continued to support 35 people who have experienced homelessness and social exclusion and has ensured each person has access to essential safety and hygiene products.

The Plumstead-based charity provides a home for as long as needed in a communal setting, the opportunity to gain work experience, and access to training and daily support.

Emmaus lost its main source of income during a 12-week closure of its three charity shops however, received more than £900 in funding to purchase safety and hygiene products for the people it supports, as well as customers, staff and volunteers.

Nicky Martin, Chief Executive at Emmaus Greenwich, said:

“On behalf of Emmaus Greenwich, I would like to say a huge thank you to the Dulverton Trust and Emmaus UK for the funding. The people we support all live under the same roof and it has always been so important to ensure we are providing a safe environment and access to hygiene products. With the ongoing pandemic, this has been more important than ever.

“The funding helped us to purchase essential hygiene products such as disposable gloves and hand sanitiser for our residents and staff and also went towards the costs of safety signs and marking tape in preparation for our shops re-opening.”

To find out more about the work Emmaus Greenwich does, visit here.