Communities & Companions with Emmaus North Staffs
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Emmaus North Staffs is in a very exciting time as the charity is looking for trustees to join them as they expand their operations.
The charity, which is based at Emmaus Furniture Mine, in Hanley has provided support to thousands of local people over the last 30 years. Each year hundreds of families receive support to help to provide the essential furniture needed to help to turn their house into a home.
Emmaus North Staffs is continuing to grow and trustees will not only help with the general operation of the charity but also play a part in the development of the first Emmaus Community in Stoke-on-Trent – providing accommodation for formerly homeless people, as well as work opportunities at their social enterprise store – Emmaus Furniture Mine.
Emmaus North Staffs and Emmaus Furniture Mine work with local landlords, residents associations and local authorities and provide a referral system.
Emmaus Furniture Mine – the largest reuse store in North Staffordshire – where quality furniture, general household & electrical goods can be found – is open to the general public six days a week and is located in Cannon Place.
As well as the whole ethos helping to prevent homelessness the charity pride themselves in being environmentally driven – each year helping to save several thousand tonnes of waste from going into landfills via recycling and the re-homing of furniture and other household goods.
Who are Emmaus North Staffs trustees?
Emmaus North Staffs has a dynamic group of trustees supporting the charity and are seeking several more people to join the Board. We are seeking trustees with a good understanding of the local area we serve and a driven passion to want to make a difference to local lives. The development of a residential element to introduce our first Companions is a significant step forward in the charity’s development.
What is expected of trustees?
To attend regular meetings, advise on strategy and get to know staff, volunteers and companions. Understand how the charity’s social enterprise operates, and to advise on the strategic development of the charity. This involves each trustee bringing their professional experience, skills, and knowledge to the charity’s Board meetings, as well as seeking opportunities to collaborate with local partners to achieve the goals of the charity.
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