Emmaus Hampshire has appointed Winchester’s 360 integrated PR to highlight its unique response to the growing issue of homelessness in Hampshire.
Emmaus Hampshire helps homeless return to independent living.
The charity’s purpose-built community at Bar End, Winchester, provides homes to 33 formerly homeless people. All residents are known as ‘companions’ and give back to their community by doing meaningful work for the social enterprise.
Emmaus self-funds its work by selling recycled, upcycled and vintage products in three retail stores in Winchester, Eastleigh and Southampton. The model has already proven successful and the charity has launched three additional rooms this year and has further plans for expansion.
Philip Tutt, partner at 360 integrated PR, said, “Emmaus Hampshire does fantastic work helping those who have found themselves homeless return to independent living. We look forward to putting their companions at the heart of the stories and showing that these individuals are an asset to both employers and wider society.”
Public engagement is crucial for charity
Neil Samuels, chief executive at Emmaus Hampshire, said, “Engaging the wider public in our work is crucial to helping Emmaus become a self-sustaining social enterprise community, both from a financial and social point of view. Consequently, we are pleased to be working with 360 to amplify our voice and share the remarkable stories of our companions and volunteers.”