A woman from Southport who used to be homeless will speak about her experience in front of a group of MPs at the Houses of Parliament.
Karen Wallis, 46, says she 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 will speak in Westminster at the All Party Parliamentary Group for Ending Homelessness (APPGEH) inquiry session on Wednesday 25 January about how to prevent prison leavers from becoming homeless.
Emmaus Preston supports formerly homeless people by providing them with a stable home and meaningful work for as long as they need it. The charity operates four social enterprises selling donated furniture, white goods, clothes, bikes, household goods and up-cycled products.
To find out more and support Emmaus Preston visit emmaus.org.uk/preston.