Homelessness charity funding

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HOMELESS charity Emmaus Sheffield has been awarded a grant of £22,800 by South Yorkshire Police Authority.

Emmaus is a community providing a home, support, training and work for homeless people aged 18 and up.

Based in the historic Sipelia Works, a former cutlery factory close to the city’s Canal Basin, it aims through social enterprise to provide meaningful work and enable the people it supports to eventually become self-supporting.

Among its ventures are the Emmaus charity shop and furniture store, a gardening service and a PAT testing service

“If you’re homeless, prepared to work hard, and want to sort your life out Emmaus is the place to do it,” said community manager Graham Bostock.

“We are extremely grateful to South Yorkshire Police Authority for this fantastic level of support, which really will make a difference to the lives of the people we help.”