Homeless charity Emmaus Sheffield is back on the road as it relaunches its regular donated items collection service.

Emmaus Sheffield is the drug and alcohol free project that provides a home, support and work for formerly homeless people in the city.

Through its Social Enterprise programme it aims to provide meaningful work and enable the people it supports – known as companions – to eventually become self-supporting once more.

One of the charity’s main fundraising schemes is its second hand and vintage store at the organisation’s headquarters in the historic Sipelia Works, close to the city’s Canal Basin.

The store is now open again with visitors welcome by appointment and the charity has now also relaunched its collection service for larger donated items.

“We know lots of our customers have been hanging onto their unwanted good quality furniture for us and now we are happy to say we are able to come collect again,” said Deputy manager Charley Fedorenko.

“We have put numerous procedures in place in order to provide this service in a Covid secure way.

“One of the most important new steps is the use of a fogging machine to ensure all donated items are free from any possible infection.”