Homeless helpers invited to the House of Lords

VOLUNTEERS and staff from a homeless charity setting up a base in Hastings have been invited to a party at the House of Lords.

Emmaus has been running communities for homeless people for 20 years, offering accommodation, work and a supportive environment.

It sprang up in Cambridge in 1991 and now has 20 communities throughout the UK - with Hastings’s own set to open its doors in June this year. Representatives from 1066 Country will be in London later this week to rub shoulders with MPs, the charity’s trustees and Emmaus President, ex hostage Terry Waite.

For more information on the charity visit www.emmaus.org.uk.