Homelessness charity in Liverpool encourages people to sponsor a bed
- 28 Jul
Emmaus Merseyside has launched a campaign to fund beds in a new community building in Seaforth.
The charity is hoping that locals will donate to its “Sponsor a Bed” campaign. Using the donations they hope to provide accommodation, training and support services to people who are homeless in the area, reports Click Liverpool.
The cost of housing and support at Emmaus Merseyside is £5,000 a year. The charity hopes to take on one new homeless person a month.
Nigel Mellor, Chair of Emmaus Merseyside, said: “We’re looking for support from the Merseyside community to help provide a bed and support services to our new companions – formerly homeless people who will live and work at Emmaus Merseyside. With homelessness on the rise, the need to support homeless people has never been greater. Emmaus Merseyside is able to provide people with the support they need to get back on their feet again. This can include anything from a stable roof over their head, a worthwhile reason for them to get out of bed, a daily routine and training or development opportunities.”
Emmaus Merseyside runs a social enterprise on Sandy Road in Seaforth, taking in and selling donated and upcycled furniture, household goods and vintage wares. This has helped the charity raise the money needed to operate the new community building – something they have been working towards since 2004.
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