Welcome to Homelessness Matters, a podcast by Emmaus.
We take a fresh approach to understanding homelessness.
In every episode, you’ll listen to someone who has actually experienced homelessness, sharing their real stories. In Season Two, we go beyond individual experiences and also ask important questions. Is homelessness just about a few people’s own situations? We think there’s more to it. By talking to experts, we explore how larger factors in our society can lead to homelessness.
Each episode will explore a different topic, featuring a guest who has faced homelessness and been supported by one of 30 Emmaus communities across the UK. We’ll release new episodes every fortnight up to early December, so don’t forget to subscribe so you don’t miss any.
If you have been affected by anything you’ve heard in one of our podcasts, or would like more information on any of the topics covered, you can find a wealth of information and advice on our resources page.
Listen to podcast Season One
Season One of our podcast debuted in 2022, and has already been downloaded over 1,400 times! Listen to Season One.
In this episode we speak with Radek, whose dreams of going to university and becoming a chef were put on hold when he became homeless. Through Emmaus, he found the stability and support he needed to help him move forward.
In this episode we hear from Brad, who talks about the effects of being under constant pressure. After experiencing street homelessness, he began rebuilding his life at Emmaus Oxford.
In this episode Erin discusses her experiences of sofa surfing and how the lack of stability affected her. Through Emmaus, she has found a stable home and the opportunity for a fresh start.
In this episode, we explore the topic of mental health and homelessness, and Lawrence discusses his own experiences of adversity before finding stability and a new start at Emmaus
Emmaus is a national homelessness charity with a difference. We don’t just give people a bed for the night; we offer a home, meaningful work, support and a sense of belonging. There are 30 communities supporting more than 850 formerly homeless people across the UK.
You only have to read the stories of some of the people we have supported to see what a difference Emmaus makes.
To contact us about or sponsor an episode of Homelessness Matters please contact [email protected].