A CHARITY which helps the town’s homeless people is opening a new home for its clients.
Emmaus Hastings and Rother will be welcoming its first few users at a new home in Whitworth Road, St Leonards next month. It will accommodate nine people.
Emmaus already runs a second-hand goods store at the site and volunteers are putting the finishing touches to the adjacent accommodation block.
The charity attended a celebratory reception at the House of Lords last Thursday (May 12), which Hastings MP Amber Rudd attended. It was to mark Emmaus’s 20th anniversary.
Ms Rudd said: “It’s so exciting to see what was a building site become a home for nine vulnerable people in the heart of Hastings. This is a really positive new initiative put together by some really inspiring volunteers.”
The charity aims to help people move on from homelessness by giving them a home and work in a supportive environment. For more information log onto www.emmaus.org.uk.