South Tyneside project

Emmaus North East has welcomed previously homeless adults to their community in South Shields for almost a year now.  


  • We provide accommodation for up to 15 formerly homeless people, ready to make a fresh start.
  • As well as a home, we provide work, education and training to help them to gain employment in the future.
  • Our residents work in a social enterprise undertaking house clearances, recycling furniture and household goods.
  • The goods are sold via retail shops in South Shields and Hebburn, and also at our existing shop in Low Fell.
  • We have the support of South Tyneside Council and are working in partnership with them and other local agencies.
  • Our community will provide up to four new jobs and inject over £200,000 into the local community each year.
  • We have secured support from local, regional and national funders, including: Virgin Money Foundation, the National Lottery, Coalfields Community Trust, the Catherine Cookson Trust, the Barbour Trust, the Sherburn Trust, the Hedley Denton Trust, the Joicey Trust, the Department of Communities and Local Government's Community Ownership and Management of Assets fund and various funds administered by the Community Foundation for Tyne & Wear. 
  • Our South Tyneside project will make a positive contribution to the local economy and help to meet the needs of vulnerable people in the area.

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