With the cost-of-living crisis affecting many across the country, more people find themselves on the verge of homelessness. That's why this year Emmanuel House are asking for our support in their new Winter Appeal...
As the weather turns colder and we all pull out our big coats, local support centre Emmanuel House have re-opened their Winter Shelter which has the capacity to offer short term accommodation for up to 27 people per night and which will be running through all of the coldest months until April 2023. Located at the University of Nottingham’s University Park, it’s a safe space to stay and a place which will aid with finding work, long-term accommodation, alongside providing three meals a day.
Aiming to prevent further homelessness, the charity have also just launched their Winter Appeal which focuses on the increased demand for support due to the cost-of-living crisis.
“It’s clear from what people are telling us that the cost-of-living crisis is impacting on the lives of our beneficiaries, particularly people at risk of homelessness. This is due to increasing energy bills, rising rents, no-fault evictions and escalating food costs. The impact of the cost-of-living crisis is beginning to show and we need the community’s help to prevent more people from becoming homeless”, CEO Dennis Tully comments.
Likewise, with an increase in the costs of running the support centre itself, this is a vital period to help to Emmanuel House whether through donating financially, gifting food and clothes, volunteering your time at the centre or simply by spreading the word through your local community.
“We recognise in these times that it can be more difficult to donate financially” Marketing and Fundraising Officer Rosie Needham-Smith adds, “and there are many ways people can contribute to ending homelessness without spending money.”
More information about the Winter Appeal can be found here
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