August 2018 Newsletter

Our August 2018 newsletter is now online and you can download the PDF version here (PDF, 4mb)

Highlights include:

New Home, New Start

Chloe and Kirk moved into the Trust in May of last year and their daughter was born in October 2017.

Until recently they were living in one of our mum and baby flats at NET. The Trust opened its latest mum and baby house in May of this year and Chloe, Kirk and their daughter have moved in.

A discussion of Mental Health and Veggie Awareness

May was a busy month for Newark Emmaus Trust with an organised “Curry and Chat” event kicking off both Vegetarian and Mental Health Awareness Week for our residents and staff.

NET gives Residents the Royal Treatment

Like much of the country, a big event in our May Calendar was the celebration of the Royal Wedding. Newark Emmaus Trust organised a Summer Garden Party with afternoon tea for our staff and residents to watch and celebrate Harry and Meghan’s Big Day.

NET residents welcome our new staff members and get to know them with a few questions

This quarter sees not only a number of new residents join the Newark Emmaus Trust, but also two new faces have been added to our staff team. Residents Grace and Aiden caught up with new starters Katie Hall (Resident Activities Co- ordinator) and Tracy Brinkley (Healthy Lifestyles Worker)

Focus: Employability skills

Here at NET in our purpose built training centre we aim to help our residents with their employment prospects. We invited Catherine Redfern from Newark Rotary Club and Mac Mallard of the Newark Patriotic Fund to run a session of mock interviews with our young people.

Dolls &Wishes

A session making wish dolls helped NET residents think about their hopes, wishes and potential futures in a safe space.

An Art Psychotherapist ran a session in our training centre making wish dolls. The dolls hold a hope and a wish for the future, this is held within the doll and is between the doll and the doll maker.

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