Downing Street visit for inspirational Karen

A formerly homeless woman who now works for Emmaus Preston has visited 10 Downing Street as part of a reception to mark 50 years of Crisis UK.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 15th September 2017, 4:07 pm
Updated Wednesday, 27th September 2017, 11:40 am
Karen Wallis outside Number 10 Downing Street
Karen Wallis outside Number 10 Downing Street

Karen Wallis, from Southport, has turned her life around after spending time in prison and being homeless.

After receiving support from Emmaus Preston, she now works at the charity helping others break the cycle of homelessness and move on to independent living.

Karen said: “It’s great that Crisis’ work is being recognised and that homelessness is on the political agenda as much more work needs to be done.”

Emmaus Preston supports formerly homeless people by providing them with a stable home and meaningful work for as long as they need it.