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Iceni Homes and Emmaus Suffolk working together for a better future

Emmaus Suffolk is an independent local charity offering new and different ways to increase the chances for the homeless and long term unemployed in Suffolk. The organisation provides education, training (including employment training and work opportunities, and brings about that relief of poverty and resulting distress by helping people develop their skills in order to gain future employment, and maintain their sense of self-worth and dignity.

Unlike the traditional Emmaus Model, Emmaus Suffolk currently does not have residential accommodation for their companions. Despite this, the charity still works extremely hard to encourage their non-residential companions to enter back into the workplace and lead a more fulfilling life.

Working together to end homelessness is incredibly important but it is not only that that drew us to the charity. Their values sit closely with ours:

  • Value and respect every person, opposing injustice
  • Be transparent and honest in all our dealings
  • Demonstrate solidarity and support for those in need
  • Create an environment of empowerment
  • Share and exchange resources, skills and learning
  • Support and foster interdependence and independence
  • Work to live and give

Iceni Homes has been working closely with Emmaus Suffolk since 2018. In that time we have supported Emmaus Suffolk by donating funds to help them create a fantastic garden space, taken part in Slippers for Shelter and donated a range of goodies as part of the Rucksack Appeal.

We are exceptionally proud to be working with Emmaus Suffolk and look forward to seeing what the future holds. Follow us both on Twitter to stay up to date with our latest news: @EmmausSuffolk, @IceniHomesLtd