Wednesday 4 April 2018

Emmaus Salford live on BBC Breakfast

Jenni and Simon on BBC Breakfast

Two members of the Emmaus Salford community appeared live on BBC Breakfast yesterday to talk about the new Homelessness Reduction Act and the work of Emmaus.

On Tuesday 3 April, companion Jenni and Community Director, Simon Locke, joined presenters Naga Munchetty and Charlie Stayt on the BBC Breakfast sofa. They were invited to talk about the new Homelessness Reduction Act which came into force that day.

Also appearing in the talk via live video link was Bob Blackman MP who championed the Homelessness Reduction Act throughout its progress in the Houses of Parliament.

“It was a fantastic opportunity and I had a really good time. Everyone at the BBC was very welcoming and friendly. Speaking on BBC Breakfast will hopefully have a positive impact in terms of raising awareness of the issues faced by homeless people and of the support offered by Emmaus Salford.”

Jenni, companion at Emmaus Salford

The Homelessness Reduction Act will place new legal duties on English councils so that everyone who is homeless or at risk of homelessness will have access to meaningful help, irrespective of their priority need status, as long as they are eligible for assistance.

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