EMR Nottingham helps homeless youths through partnership with local charity, Open Homes Nottingham

The local metal recycler, based on Lenton Lane Industrial Estate, has offered its support to local homeless youths in a donation to initiative, Nottingham Nightstop.

EMR Nottingham awards donation to Open Homes Nottingham

Nottingham Nightstop, an Open Homes initiative to prevent youth homelessness, aims to offer young people access to safe and secure accommodation. With the support of fully trained volunteer host families, the charity provides safe emergency overnight accommodation for 16 to 25 year olds. This is a short-term solution whilst the charity supports young people in finding permanent and appropriate accommodation.


EMR Nottingham has offered a donation to enable the charity to provide placement hampers to 15 young people. These will offer vital resources as youths enter their temporary accommodation, providing, food and travel passes, as well as phone top ups so they can maintain their social connections.


Paul Bollands, Operations Manager at EMR Nottingham, explained why it was important for them to support the initiative:

“With people across the country spending more time in their homes, family tensions are often heightened. This can result in young people feeling they need to leave the family home.

“The support that Nottingham Nightstop offers these young people means they can transition into independent living and go on to a successful adult life. Dawn and her team are passionate about changing the direction of young lives and I have no doubt that our donation will be put to good use in helping them to do this.”


Dawn Randall, Project Lead at Nottingham Nightstop added:

“EMR’s donation has given young people that refer into our service a head start in turning their lives around. They have not had to worry about the financial stresses of acquiring basic provisions so they can concentrate on preparing for their future.

“This donation has enabled the Open Homes Team to deliver a practical and holistic approach to shape young people’s lives, giving immediate positive impact. It also reinforces that there are companies and charitable organisations out there that care in shaping their futures. We hope that our partnership with EMR continues to grow, and take young people from a place of survival to thriving and reaching their true potential”


Having launched in 2020, EMR’s Young Futures Reimagined initiative has seen the metal recycler support charities, social enterprises and schools in their aim of helping young people to build brighter futures.