Emmaus has been operating in the UK since 1991, providing a home and meaningful work for people who have experienced homelessness and social exclusion.
The Trust has awarded funding of £16,000 to enable Emmaus UK to undertake a feasibility study to establish the need for a women only Emmaus community. Research has shown that women need services that better cater for their needs. In particular:
Women only support and access to female staff
Staff training on the specific challenges women often face
Partnership working to address the full range of women's needs
Peer support from others who have been through similar experiences
Helping to deal with the loss of children
The project will report back on the first phase of the feasibility study by the end of 2017.
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