September 20, 2019
Local charity to share the realities of homelessness for World Homeless Day 2019
This World Homeless Day (10th October), Emmaus Hull & East Riding are hosting their third Learn & Share event to highlight the rapidly growing issue across the UK and locally around homelessness.
A wide range of agencies will be coming together and will be available for information and support from 10am at Vineyard Church with keynote speakers lined up from 1pm onwards. This World Homeless Day event is open to all and is scheduled to finish around 3pm. Opened by Lord Mayor Steve Wilson.
Guest speakers will include:
Diane Hilton (Renew Drug and Alcohol Service)
Jon Kuhrt (Ministry of Housing, Specialist rough sleeping advisor)
Keith Hunter (Police and Crime Commissioner)
An Emmaus Companion
Director Kelly Finnis “Firstly we’d like to thank Hull Vineyard Church for hosting this important event, we really value the support received as we have simply outgrown Emmaus Lockwood Street! World Homeless Day is recognised globally by those working hard to reduce homelessness and social injustice. We have hosted this event for past the three years to draw attention to homeless people’s needs locally and provide the opportunity for the community to get involved. Most importantly we create a space for people to come together to learn and share information about the organisations directly involved in tackling homelessness”.
Emmaus Hull & East Riding supports formerly homeless people (companions) by giving them a home, meaningful work in a social enterprise and an opportunity to regain lost self-esteem to help rebuild their lives. We also run the Rough Sleeper Service for Hull & East Riding and various charitable enterprises.
[Kelly Finnis – Emmaus Hull and East Riding]