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Stuart Littleford – Reporter
Allan Roach – Reporter
George Wilson – Reporter and IT
Judith Grinter – Reporter

Past Articles

Previously homeless Callum passes his driving test

Reporter: Judith Grinter

Last year Callum Pressley was homeless, spending night after night sleeping on friends sofas. This month the 24 year old is celebrating passing his driving test, following support from homelessness charity, Emmaus.

Callum, joined Emmaus Mossley as a companion (formerly homeless person) in October 2016, following a two-year stint sofa surfing. Since then he has been receiving support and training to enable him to re-build his self-esteem and move on with his life.

As part of his […]

‘C’est Chic’ fashion and vintage sale hosted by Emmaus Mossley

Saddleworth News

Bargain hunters and vintage lovers are in for a treat at an upcoming special sale evening at homelessness charity Emmaus Mossley.

The ‘C’est Chic – Emmaus Fashion & Vintage Evening’ will take place on Thursday 16 November from 6pm at Longlands Mill in Mossley. The charity sale will include unique displays of preloved fashion, vintage items and great value gifts.

All the money raised from the event will go towards supporting the community of formerly homeless people who live and […]

MPs Debbie Abrahams and Jonathan Reynolds visit homelessness charity Emmaus Mossley

Reporter : Allan Roach

Two Greater Manchester MPs have shown their support for homelessness charity Emmaus Mossley as they work to overcome the challenges presented by the government’s welfare reforms.

On Friday 27 October, Debbie Abrahams, MP for Oldham East and Saddleworth, and Jonathan Reynolds, MP for Stalybridge and Hyde, had a tour of the Emmaus Mossley social enterprise, meeting with beneficiaries and staff to discuss homelessness and welfare reform.

Emmaus companion, Kris Wookey, took the MPs on a tour […]

Oldham Athletic team up with Emmaus for World Homeless Day

Reporter : Stuart Littleford

On this year’s World Homeless Day, players and staff from Oldham Athletic Football Club (OAFC) are teaming up with homelessness charity Emmaus Mossley to raise awareness.

To mark the day, OAFC players and staff recently met with formerly homeless people supported by Emmaus to understand more about homelessness. The club has donated tickets and football boots to those supported by the charity and will hold a bucket collection at the game against Blackburn Rovers on Saturday […]

Emmaus Mossley celebrates 20 years with a swing

Saddleworth News

Indie rock band Cabbage and Terry Waite CBE wowed the crowd at a day-long event to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of homelessness charity Emmaus Mossley.

Emmaus Mossley’s 20th Birthday Bash took place on Saturday 16 September, celebrating 20 years since the opening of the homelessness community at Longlands Mill. The free event for supporters of the charity included live music, special guests, a charity auction and fun activities throughout the day.

Terry Waite CBE, President of Emmaus UK, was […]

Emmaus to celebrate its 20yrs in Mossley

Homelessness charity Emmaus Mossley will hold a day-long community event next weekend to celebrate its twentieth anniversary.

The ‘20th Birthday Bash’ will take place on Saturday 16 September and mark 20 years since the opening of the Emmaus Mossley community building at Longlands Mill. Over the years the community has grown and it is now home to 26 companions – formerly homeless people who live and work at Emmaus Mossley.

The event will include special guests, live music, DJs, food […]

Mossley man Gary completes mental health course

Reporter Ruby Anstee

A community member from homelessness charity Emmaus Mossley has completed a mental health training course run by Tameside, Oldham and Glossop (TOG) Mind Mossley resident, Gary Barton, completed the 10-week City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate in Community Mental Health course and has recently been presented with his certificates. Gary lives and works at the charity Emmaus Mossley and is keen to use his lived experience of homelessness to support others.

Speaking about the training, Gary said: […]

Homelessness charity celebrates their Mossley volunteers

Emmaus Mossley volunteers enjoy afternoon tea

Reporter: Stuart Littleford

Volunteers at homelessness charity Emmaus Mossley have been thanked for their vital contribution at a special event to mark national Volunteers’ Week 2017.

The Volunteers’ Afternoon Tea event on Friday 2 June included afternoon tea, certificate presentations and a chance for volunteers to socialise and meet each other. Running between 1-7 June, Volunteers’ Week celebrates the contribution made by the millions of volunteers across the UK.

Angie Taylor, one of […]

Mossley homelessness charity receives £2,219 from Co-op member scheme

Kris Wookey and Hazel Hodkinson from Emmaus Mossley with Tracey Barnshaw from Co-op (centre)

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Reporter: Stuart Littleford

Great things happening in Mossley as community causes share in Co-op Local Community Fund payout.

Thousands of charities are sharing in a £9m funding boost from the Co-op. As a result of the Co-op’s membership scheme launched last September, the money will be shared by over 4,000 good causes across the country.

One of these […]

Formerly homeless people from Emmaus Mossley have completed cycle maintenance training

Emmaus companions Paul Townsend and Stuart Hadfield with bikes

Reporter: Stuart Littleford

A pair of formerly homeless people from Emmaus Mossley have completed cycle maintenance training to boost their skills and CV.

Paul and Stuart – formerly homeless people who now live and work at Emmaus Mossley – completed the Velotech Bronze award training course delivered by Ayudante Bicycles. The two-day course covered different aspects of cycle maintenance and repair including gears, brakes and rebuilding bikes from scratch.

Stuart […]

Emmaus Mossley celebrates national Volunteer’s Week

Emmaus volunteer – Brenda Cricket

Volunteers at Emmaus Mossley will be thanked for their contribution this week to mark Volunteers’ Week 2015, which runs from 1-7 June.

Emmaus communities support formerly homeless people by providing them with a stable home and meaningful work for as long as they need it. Emmaus Mossley has 16 regular volunteers as well as a board of Trustees who volunteer their time to oversee the organisation of the charity.

Brenda Cricket started volunteering at […]