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Emmaus launches new centre

 
March 2nd 2015
 

An Emmaus campanion at the launch

Emmaus has opened a new residential home in Kennington.

St Luke’s will house 27 Emmaus “companions”, who will also work in one of the charity’s social enterprises restoring donated furniture or working in one of its second-hand furniture shops.

The building has been provided by West London Mission, who will run IT and finance skills sessions. Emmaus says the plan is to move “veterans” who have been with the charity for a while to the new centre, freeing up space for new referrals at the existing West Norwood hub.

Last month’s launch of the new service was attended by the Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla Parker-Bowles.

For more on how to become an Emmaus companion, visit emmauslambeth.org.uk/become-a-companion/ or ask your keyworker.

 
 
 

March 2015

 

Contents

Advice: Gambling it all

Need to know: drugs

Focus: Arts with benefits

Readers give their views

Authorities held to account

Emmaus launches new centre

Norway drops begging laws

Award-winning storage

US woman walks for justice

Man shot for throwing rocks

Homeless people urged to register to vote

Football dreams

Homeless man set on fire

Locals mourn ‘car lady’

City-wide hostel upgrade

Weekend drop-in closes doors

Cooking up a plan

London fights back

Soup runs: a reader replies

Private protection

 

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