Sheffield homeless charity completes extension work

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Homeless charity Emmaus has completed the latest phase of a £200,000 extension project as demand for its services continues to grow.

Emmaus Sheffield has now gained four extra en-suite rooms to add to its existing rooms for 14 people.

The project, based in the Sipelia Works close to the Canal Basin, provides accommodation, training facilities and a workspace for men and women aged 18 and over.

It aims through its Social Enterprise programme to provide meaningful work and enable the people it supports to eventually become self-supporting once more.

Manager Graham Bostock said: “The hard truth is that we are now regularly having to turn people away when they need us most.

“This new project has added an extra four rooms, a small lounge area and an extra kitchen space.

“That’s four more people we can now help get back on their feet again in 2015 – but already those rooms have been filled, demonstrating quite clearly that the problem of homelessness in a city like Sheffield is not one that is going to go away and which actually appears to be growing.

“To continue providing our current levels of service we really do need the public’s support.”

To show your support, visit an Emmaus shop either to donate your unwanted items or pick up a bargain.

Find out more at www.emmaus-sheffield.org.uk or call 0114 272 0677.