Hello and welcome to our Winter Newsletter!

As the festive season approaches, our job of preventing homelessness and supporting people out of homelessness into accommodation and settlement continues to be vital.

We support the most vulnerable citizens in Nottingham in order to tackle isolation, vulnerability and homelessness; something of paramount importance all year round, not just at Christmas. We strive to provide diverse and accessible services that meet basic need and empower individuals to make positive changes in their lives and it's with your support that we continue to make a difference. 
I hope you enjoy reading this newsletter, it is dedicated to you, our supporters, who have once again made a phenomenal difference in 2018.

I'd like to take this opportunity to wish you a Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year. And as always, please get in touch for more information or to arrange a visit to see first-hand how your support is making the difference in 2019.

Thank you, 
Denis Tully, CEO 

Think Christmas - Give Hope

Winter is an incredibly busy time for Emmanuel House, we generally see an increase in the number of people visiting the centre and we are also running the Nottingham Winter-Shelter

However, homelessness is a year-round issue and our winter appeal aims to raise enough money to ensure the delivery of service throughout 2019. Click here to read more about our Winter Campaign, Think Christmas - Give Hope. 

The Nottingham Winter Shelter UPDATE

Now in it's 11th week, The Nottingham Winter Shelter and continues to be open each night from 8pm until 8am providing shelter and protection during the coldest months of the year. 
Now the weather has turned to ice and frost, this is a life line for many whom are homeless/rough sleepers, to prevent them being out in the freezing temperatures. Click here to read a full update on The Nottingham Winter Shelter so far.

Womanuel Project

The women’s group continues to meet each week, led by the Nonsuch. The activities each week are social and creative, giving the members an opportunity to relax, belong and contribute to their community within Emmanuel House and also outside of the centre. There have been many highlights over the previous weeks including the creating and making of handmade decorations to dress a Christmas tree at St Mary’s Church as part of the ‘Christmas Tree Festival’. 
Also the group visited an elderly care home and provided entertainment in the way of songs, bingo and games for the residents. What a positive way to engage with the wider community whilst building confidence and esteem!

Jack's Story 

Last Thursday, after five years of being street-homeless, one of our beneficiaries picked up keys to a private rented flat. Our main aim is to help support people in getting a home of their own and for Jack, this has finally become a reality. 
Speaking about his move, Jack said 'It is a beautiful place. After five years of
being homeless, sleeping out and using the Winter Shelter, I feel so excited. I'm nervous though, it will be such a big change. I will be getting support with the change and need to furnish it. It’s a 20 minute journey on the bus so will be able to still visit Emmanuejl House's. Watch this space for more updates on Jack.

Volunteer Spotlight: John

John has been volunteering for over one year. He is a full-time carer to his mother and his motivation to volunteer was it gave him a change of scenery and means he can gett out of the house for a bit. He volunteers twice a week and takes a 40 minute bus trip each way.

‘It has been a positive experience, I help in the kitchen; preparing food, washing up, collecting plates, cups. I would encourage others to do it. Try it! It’s helping people and it helps yourself, if you have spare time, instead of doing nothing – it’s fun! We are always in need’

Volunteer with us! 

Do you want to lend your skills to a local independent charity that strives to change the lives of homeless, vulnerable and isolated adults in Nottingham?

Do you have time to dedicate on a regular or one-off basis? Do you want to gain experience in support work, customer service, retail, marketing or administration? We’re always looking for volunteers to join our team and help us to deliver our service, both working directly with beneficiaries or ‘behind the scenes’ of the organisation. For more information about volunteering with Emmanuel House, visit our Volunteering Page.

Upcoming events!

For full information on the range of events happening across Nottingham in aid of Emmanuel House, visit our events page on the website! If you would like to volunteer at one (or more!) or the many events we have lined up, please email us

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