Ray Muscat has recently taken up his new role as Donation Organiser for St Martins. He helps organise the many generous donations from individuals, groups and organisations and is involved in the exciting Donation Station project aimed at empowering clients who volunteer.
Star of stage and screen Sir Ian McKellen entertained an audience in Norwich - with homeless people and those who support them amongst the invited guests. Some of the people we support went along and were treated to a spellbinding afternoon.
The Rt Revd Graham Usher is the new Bishop of Norwich. After the announcement he headed straight to St Martins and met some people who have been supported out of homelessness.
Newly appointed Fundraising Co-ordinator Miranda writes about her first impressions of St Martins, "In the last two weeks, I’ve met a diverse and dynamic group of people who have made me feel very welcome, like becoming part of a new family!"
St Martins enjoyed a field day at the Norfolk Christian Football League’s 2019 end-of-season mini-tournament in April when grassroots team the Eaton Eagles stepped up to receive the league's fellowship trophy – their strip proudly bearing the charity's logo.
When you see a person who is homeless, particularly those who are more visible on the streets, it’s easy to make assumptions about how they got that way, perhaps how they made certain life choices.
Members of Thorpe Hamlet Labour Party decided to donate some of the proceeds of their annual jumble sale to St Martins after being moved by seeing the issue of homelessness every day on the streets of our city.
When he first came in, staff used to dread knocking on his door when making a welfare call, in case he'd overdosed during the night. St Martins staff reflect on how they supported John when he first came to the hostel.
Highwater House, a residential service run by St Martins, has been awarded Outstanding rating by CQC inspectors. The service provides accommodation and personal care for 22 people who have been homeless or are at risk of homelessness. The service was awarded the highest possible rating overall and was deemed to be outstanding for being well-led and caring.
Over the last few weeks, we've been pleased to host Johanne, a third year student from Norway. While she was here, Johanne worked in the community services team at St Martins and joined some teaching opportunities at the University of East Anglia.