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We awarded £40,000 to Emmaus UK to help expand their vital work to overcome homelessness and social exclusion.

Emmaus UK supports people to work their way out of homelessness, providing meaningful work as well a stable home for as long as someone needs it.

For many people who have experienced homelessness, losing their self-esteem can be the most damaging part of the experience.

Emmasus UK gives people the opportunity to reflect on their lives, deal with any issue they may have, re-establish relationships and reintegrate into society.

Simon Grainge, Chief Executive at Emmaus UK said:

The funding that we have received from the Masonic Charitable Foundation is being used to strengthen the support services we offer to local Emmaus communities. We’re very grateful to have received this generous grant and look forward to using it to help more and more people rebuild their lives.

Emmaus started in France shortly after the Second World War, when homelessness was a big issue. In 1992, the first Emmaus community opened in the UK and there are now 24 communities stretching from Glasgow to Dover.

For more information about the charity, please visit Emmaus UK’s website.

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