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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 e ...
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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 st…
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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 homelessnes…
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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 h…
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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 li…
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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 Ma…
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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 Chi…
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*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 …
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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 …
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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 comm…
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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 Sup…
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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 hap…
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