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Welcome to Homelessness Matters, a podcast by Emmaus. We take a fresh approach to understanding homelessness. In every episode, you’ll listen to someone who has actually experienced homelessness, sharing their real stories. In Season Two, we go beyond individual experiences and also ask important questions. Is homelessness just about a few people’s own situations? We think there’s more to it. By talking to experts, we explore how larger factors in our society can lead to homelessness. Each episode will explore a different topic, featuring a guest who has faced homelessness and been supported by one of 30 Emmaus charities across the UK. New episodes will be released every two weeks until December 2023. If you enjoy the podcast, please help to spread the word by leaving a review. - Visit emmaus.org.uk to find out more about Emmaus - Visit emmaus.org.uk/podcast to find out more about each episode

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United Kingdom

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Welcome to Homelessness Matters, a podcast by Emmaus. We take a fresh approach to understanding homelessness. In every episode, you’ll listen to someone who has actually experienced homelessness, sharing their real stories. In Season Two, we go beyond individual experiences and also ask important questions. Is homelessness just about a few people’s own situations? We think there’s more to it. By talking to experts, we explore how larger factors in our society can lead to homelessness. Each episode will explore a different topic, featuring a guest who has faced homelessness and been supported by one of 30 Emmaus charities across the UK. New episodes will be released every two weeks until December 2023. If you enjoy the podcast, please help to spread the word by leaving a review. - Visit emmaus.org.uk to find out more about Emmaus - Visit emmaus.org.uk/podcast to find out more about each episode

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@EmmausUK

Language:

English

Contact:

0300 303 7555


Episodes

Season 2 | Ep 6 | Transforming Homelessness Support

12/4/2023
Welcome to Homelessness Matters, a podcast by Emmaus. In our final episode of season two, we'll be discussing positive approaches and talking about how by focusing on assets, strengths, goals and achievements, we support companions to turn their lives around. Listen to Carlton, a companion at Emmaus Norfolk & Waveney who talks candidly about his struggles with homelessness what life looks like now. We will also be talking to Cecile, the chief executive of Emmaus Norfolk & Waveney, and also to Emmaus UK's Development Advisor, Verity, about how positive approaches is being used in some Emmaus communities. Content Warning: This episode may contain themes that listeners may find distressing. If you've been affected by any of the issues raised in our podcast you can visit emmaus.org.uk/podcast/ for a range of resources, support and advice. Support the show Support the show

Duration:00:30:25

Season 2 | Ep 5 | Mental health and homelessness

11/20/2023
Welcome to Homelessness Matters, a podcast by Emmaus. In our penultimate episode of season two, we'll be discussing mental health and homelessness, exploring the connections between a stable place to live and the impact on people’s mental health. Listen to Lawrence, a companion at Emmaus Dover who talks candidly about his struggles with homelessness and mental health. We will also be talking to Victoria Carrol, the Community Support Manager at Emmaus Salford. Victoria discusses how important looking after mental is, especially when a person has experienced homelessness. Content Warning: This episode may contain themes that listeners may find distressing. Contains discussions about mental health and swearing. If you've been affected by any of the issues raised in our podcast you can visit emmaus.org.uk/podcast/ for a range of resources, support and advice. Support the show Support the show

Duration:00:28:57

Season 2 | Ep 4 | A Home is a Basic Human Right

11/6/2023
Welcome to Homelessness Matters, a podcast by Emmaus. In our fourth episode of season two, we'll be discussing how a home should be a basic human right. The UN states that “housing as a human right, not a commodity. Under international law, to be adequately housed means having secure tenure - not having to worry about being evicted or having your home or lands taken away.” But is this actually happening today? Listen to Helen, an Emmaus companion who is in the move-on process from Emmaus Brighton. Helen talks about her experience becoming homeless and what the future looks like for her today. We will also be talking to Tim Renshaw, CEO of the homelessness Charity, The Archer Project. Content Warning: This episode may contain themes that listeners may find distressing. Contains discussions about mental health and swearing. If you've been affected by any of the issues raised in our podcast you can visit emmaus.org.uk/podcast/ for a range of resources, support and advice. Support the show Support the show

Duration:00:26:33

Season 2 | Ep 3 | Rough sleeping is just the tip of the iceberg

10/23/2023
Welcome to Homelessness Matters, a podcast by Emmaus. In our third episode of season two, we'll be discussing how rough sleeping is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to homelessness. Listen to Erin, a previous Emmaus companion who now works as a trainee support worker at Emmaus North East. Erin talks about her experience sofa surfing and living in temporary accommodations. Also featured in this episode is Ruth Parker, CEO of Emmaus North East, Ruth paints a picture of homelessness and its different forms in the North East. Content Warning: This episode may contain themes that listeners may find distressing. Contains discussions about suicide, and swearing. If you've been affected by any of the issues raised in our podcast you can visit emmaus.org.uk/podcast/ for a range of resources, support and advice. Support the show

Duration:00:21:24

Season 2 | Ep 2 | The Pressure Cooker Effect

10/9/2023
Welcome to Homelessness Matters, a podcast by Emmaus. In our second episode of season two, we'll be discussing how life pressures can unwittingly build up without us noticing - until disaster strikes. Listen to Brad, who lives at Emmaus Oxford, about his experience with this and how it led to him losing his home. Also featured in this episode is Maura Jackson, CEO of BACKUP North West, a charity supporting young people experiencing homelessness or are at risk of losing their home. Content Warning: This episode may contain themes that listeners may find distressing. Contains discussions about suicide, and swearing. If you've been affected by any of the issues raised in our podcast you can visit emmaus.org.uk/podcast/ for a range of resources, support and advice. Support the show

Duration:00:18:33

Season 2 | Ep 1 | Why does homelessness happen?

10/9/2023
Welcome to Homelessness Matters, a podcast by Emmaus. In our first episode of season two, we'll be discussing the many reasons as to why homelessness happens. Listen to Radek, who lives at Emmaus Salford, explaining what caused him to lose his home and how the charity has supported him to move on from his past. Also in this episode is Emmaus UK Chief Executive, Charlotte Talbott, who speaks about the many factors that can cause a person to lose their home and what we can do to improve peoples chances of avoiding that situation. Content Warning: This episode may contain themes that listeners may find distressing. Also contains discussions about suicide. If you've been affected by any of the issues raised in our podcast you can visit emmaus.org.uk/podcast/ for a range of resources, support and advice. Support the show

Duration:00:24:36

Season 1 | Ep 5 | Beckie's story

10/6/2022
*2022 World Homeless Day special* In the season finale of Homelessness Matters, you’ll hear from Beckie at Emmaus Lancashire. Before joining Emmaus, Beckie was sofa surfing after experiencing domestic violence and losing her two children to social services. Now with the support of Emmaus, Beckie is starting an Access to University course to become an adult social worker. Then you’ll hear from Karen, who is now Head of Support at Emmaus Lancashire. Karen was homeless on and off for 15 years; her abusive partner forced her to steal and become addicted to heroin. When Karen’s partner died, she got herself clean but battled with an alcohol addiction. After spending eight months in prison, Karen found Emmaus and has since got her life back on track. She now works for Emmaus, helping other people who have experienced homelessness to turn their lives around. [Trigger warning: Domestic violence, abuse, physical violence, drug addiction, alcohol addiction] Support the show

Duration:00:24:55

Season 1 | Ep 4 | Tony's story

9/20/2022
In episode 4 of Homelessness Matters, you’ll hear from Tony and Ade at Emmaus North East. Before joining Emmaus, Tony experienced homelessness after the breakdown of his marriage. Ade was homeless for nearly three years before discovering Emmaus in 2009 when he needed support. Now, as Deputy Community Manager, Ade helps to support other people out of homelessness. Homelessness Matters is a brand new podcast brought to you by Emmaus. Homelessness can happen for many different reasons and to people from all walks of life. To shine a light on some of those reasons, we’re bringing you a mixture of stories from people who have experienced homelessness and now live at one of 30 communities across the UK run by our charity Emmaus. If you enjoy this episode, please help us spread the word by leaving a review. To learn more about Emmaus, visit www.emmaus.org.uk Support the show

Duration:00:26:11

Season 1 | Ep 3 | Anthony's story

8/8/2022
In episode 3 of Homelessness Matters, you’ll hear from Anthony at Emmaus Glasgow. Before joining Emmaus in 2013, Anthony was struggling with rent payments, moving constantly and was unable to lead a stable life. Through Emmaus, Anthony has received the support and stability he needs to get back on his feet and is now a regular volunteer at the community’s soup kitchen, which supports people experiencing homelessness. Then you’ll hear from Angela Quinn, a Support Worker at Emmaus Glasgow, who describes the difference she has seen in Anthony since he joined Emmaus. Homelessness Matters is a brand new podcast brought to you by Emmaus. Homelessness can happen for many different reasons and to people from all walks of life. To shine a light on some of those reasons, we’re bringing you a mixture of stories from people who have experienced homelessness and now live at one of 30 communities across the UK run by our charity Emmaus. If you enjoy this episode, please help us spread the word by leaving a review. To learn more about Emmaus, visit www.emmaus.org.uk Support the show

Duration:00:22:46

Season 1 | Ep 2 | Phil's story

7/17/2022
In episode 2 of Homelessness Matters, you’ll hear from Phil at Emmaus Coventry & Warwickshire. Before joining Emmaus, Phil experienced homelessness after losing his job, family and home due to alcohol addiction. Through Emmaus, Phil received the help he needs with his addiction to get back on his feet. Then you’ll hear from Johnny Szyndler, the Support Manager at the Emmaus community. Since recording the episode, Phil has gained employment and moved into a new home. [Trigger Warning: Addiction]. Homelessness Matters is a brand new podcast brought to you by Emmaus. Homelessness can happen for many different reasons and to people from all walks of life. To shine a light on some of those reasons, we’re bringing you a mixture of stories from people who have experienced homelessness and now live at one of 30 communities across the UK run by our charity Emmaus. If you enjoy this episode, please help us spread the word by leaving a review. To learn more about Emmaus, visit www.emmaus.org.uk Support the show

Duration:00:20:00

Season 1 | Ep 1 | Amy’s story

6/1/2022
In episode 1 of Homelessness Matters, you’ll hear from Amy at Emmaus North East. Amy escaped a violent relationship and is now looking forward to a future where she can help other women who have experienced domestic violence. Amy shared her story with Emmaus UK’s Katie Lowe. [Trigger Warning: Domestic Violence, Physical Abuse]. Homelessness can happen for many different reasons and to people from all walks of life. To shine a light on some of those reasons, we’re bringing you a mixture of stories from people who have experienced homelessness and now live at one of 30 communities across the UK run by our charity Emmaus. If you enjoy this episode, please help us spread the word by leaving a review. Learn more about Emmaus at www.emmaus.org.uk Support the show

Duration:00:10:49