Supporting the homeless

For most of us Christmas is a time for families and festivities but for too many people it is a terribly difficult time keeping a roof above your head and it simply underlines an uncertain future.

In lieu of sending Christmas cards this year we have instead donated £200 to homeless shelter Emmaus Hastings and Rother at Christmas time. It is twelve months on since the final phase of our accommodation units were opened by HRH The Duchess of Cornwall and we are very proud to have been involved with this incredible project.

Merry Christmas to everyone at Emmaus from all of us at Danzer Limited.

 

December 9th, 2014|

Christmas comes to Emmaus Charity

It’s twelve months on since the accommodation block we provided for homeless charity, Emmaus Hastings, was officially opened by, HRH The Duchess of Cornwall.

On the 5th December 2014 the Duchess visited the Centre and unveiled a plaque to declare Charlie Jordan House, officially open. Click here to see a video of the Royal visit.

It was the final stage in a journey which began back in 2009 when we were approached by the architect and project manager working for Emmaus Hastings and Rother, a homeless charity that provides work and living space for people who have experienced homelessness, or companions as they are known by the Charity.

Commenting on the building’s value and impact to date project manager for Emmaus Hastings Mike Edwards said: “We built the facility over three phases, with the first being installed in 2009 and the last in 2014. In all of that time we have had to undertake the bare minimum of maintenance, literally a lick of paint here and a replacing a shower screen there. But the fabric of the building has remained entirely robust and it has enabled us to be able to provide accommodation for many people who would otherwise have been homeless.

He added: “The original modules still look as good today as compared to when they were handed over in 2009. That is a good measure of the quality which, together with performance and price, is so important in the world today.”

The building is a 23 bedroom, en-suite modular accommodation block which incorporates management accommodation, a communal living room, laundry room, common areas and kitchen facilities. The facility also includes a bedroom with en-suite facilities which is used by any companions living with disability.

The 16 module building, which is configured over two floors, was manufactured, delivered and installed in three phases to enable the Charity to raise funds at each stage.

Emmaus Hastings and Rother provides a home and meaningful work for up to 23 people who have experienced homelessness. The companions live on site in the purpose-built accommodation and they work in the charity’s social enterprise, a shop selling second-hand furniture and other donated items, and a recently opened café.

December 5th, 2014|

Final phase modular accommodation building launched at Emmaus

Emmaus Danzer

We are delighted to have now installed the final phase of accommodation for Emmaus Hastings and Rother, a homeless charity that provides work and living space for people.

Back in 20009 we were instructed to manufacture a 23 bedroom, en-suite modular accommodation block, incorporating management accommodation, a communal living room, laundry room, common areas and kitchen facilities. The facility has also been built to include a bedroom and en-suite facilities which can be used by companions living with disability.

The 16 module building, which is configured over two floors, was manufactured, delivered and installed in three phases to enable the Charity to raise funds at each stage. The final phase was installed last week and now all 23 rooms are available to be used.

The building is named Charlie Jordan House in honour of the first Chairman of Emmaus Hastings and Rother, and was officially launched by HRH The Duchess of Cornwall in December 2013. The Duchess has been a patron of Emmaus since 2006.

Click here to see a video of the Royal Visit.

Emmaus Danzer
Emmaus Danzer

Danzer Ltd Director Dan Holloway, said: “It’s great to see the final phase up and running and it is a project with which we are very proud to have been involved. Getting the Royal seal of approval last year was just great but it’s even better to know that these units are now fully functioning and available for people without homes.”
Emmaus Hastings and Rother provides a home and meaningful work for 15 people who have experienced homelessness. The companions live on site in the purpose-built accommodation and they work in the charity’s social enterprise, a shop selling second-hand furniture and other donated items, and a recently opened café.

Emmaus Danzer

At the time of the Royal visit we reported more fully on the build work and you can find out more here

May 28th, 2014|