Neil first came to Emmaus, Hull & East Riding on 17th July 2017. He had been in a few Emmaus branches over the previous 4 years.
It was our outreach programme that initially attracted Neil. He came from Dover for a week’s taster on outreach and decided to stay. He had a little spell away from Hull and went to Burnley, but decided he wanted to be back in East Yorkshire.
Neil has recently completed his NVQ in warehouse & customer service, mental health and first aid as well as a lot of CLLD training. Additionally, he also completed a 4 week placement at Elliot Hygiene.
Neil has done a lot of solidarity support in his time at Emmaus and is hoping to continue this within Emmaus once he has left. He’s also covered a wide range of roles whilst living in Hull, from kitchen duties to supporting at car boot sales.
Neil says he owes Emmaus a lot and feels that the charity saved his life. He is moving onto the next chapter of his life at Trippet Street Supported Housing but will remain a big part of the community here in Hull.
He will be greatly missed!