Tuesday 9 January 2018

Working with the Key Project

key project

A group of young people had a comfier Christmas in 2017, as Emmaus North East donated sofas to the Key Project to refurbish their move-on accommodation.

The Key Project helps under-25s who find themselves homeless, and Emmaus North East accommodates all ages to 65, so the two organisations have a lot in common and are well-placed to help each other. Both provide support and advice, and a safe environment to help their residents prepare for eventual independent living.

John Harrison, Community Manager for Emmaus North East, said

“Solidarity is a cornerstone of the Emmaus movement and we are delighted to be able to help another local homelessness organisation. We have a lot of stored furniture and need to make space for our workshop operation so it is perfect timing to donate some to the Key Project”

The Key Project has two supported houses accommodating 9 young people and 5 individual move-on flats for which the Emmaus furniture is destined. Emmaus will also remove the old furniture.

Lisa Coates, Manager of the Key Project’s move-on accommodation, said

“It is really great to get these sofas and so helpful and generous of Emmaus. I hope that we can work with them again in the future.”

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