Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Out with the old / in with the new

What a busy few days Chris and I have had. Decided to make the larger spare room into a twin room for the girls when they come to stay. The first thing was a new bed, and luckily I managed to match the one we already had. A trip to Ikea for new cupboards, and a lot of sorting out has made the room look really nice.

Today was a trip to Emmaus with a car FULL of recyclable items.  This is such a worthwhile charity.  http://www.emmausvillagecarlton.org.uk/
Emmaus Village Carlton is a homeless charity based in North Bedfordshire offering active support to formerly homeless people and we provide what we think of as a real workable alternative to homelessness. Our site is located in Carlton, Bedfordshire ten miles from Bedford and also right on the border of Northamptonshire and Buckinghamshire, less than 20 miles from Milton Keynes.


We Offer a Home. At Emmaus, homeless people find a place where they can enjoy companionship and support. Each person has their own room whilst living in the Community. When a Companion wants to move on, he or she will be assisted to find accommodation and work.

We Offer Work. All Companions (residents) work full-time and there is work for everyone. The Shops and Bistro provide a commercial setting where skills can be learnt in a friendly atmosphere.

We Offer a New Beginning. Emmaus offers homeless people a fresh start in life with the support of the community around them. They can stay as long as they wish and are offered opportunities to acquire skills. When a Companion wants to move on, he or she will be assisted to find accommodation and work.

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