Companions are following government guidelines at our community home in St Albans.  They wanted to share this message to the public.

We are staying at home, to flatten the curve

Please stay at home, it will save lives

And help the brilliant NHS

Companions took to their windows on Thursday 26th March at 8pm and gave a huge round of applause to our wonderful NHS, fighting the battle against this awful virus.

Huge thank you to our NHS from our residents👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏 at Emmaus Hertfordshire#ThankYouNHS #ClapForOurNHS #ClapForOurCarers #StayAtHome #SupportingOurNHS #coronavirus #StaySafe #NHS #SideWithStAlbans #EmmausUK #EmmausHertfordshire #COVID19 #WorkingTogetherToEndHomelessness

Posted by Emmaus Hertfordshire on Thursday, 26 March 2020

 

 

Thankfully, all of our residents at Emmaus are well, and using their time on lock down positively by working on small projects, studying online, learning new languages, painting parts of our home and deep cleaning every part of the building to help protect others.  All Companions are very grateful that they aren’t forced to live on the streets at this time, and can safely isolate in these troubling times.  Many of our Companions have varied and complex underlying health conditions as a result of their homeless situations, and an illness such as coronavirus will be very dangerous to their immune systems.  Therefore it is vitally important that they have somewhere safe, clean and warm to ride out this pandemic.  We have skeletal staff on site, operating at the 2 metre distance, and ensuring all of our companions remain well and checking on their mental health during this isolation period.

Our community will require financial support during this time and we will announce our fundraising plans over the next few days.