Emmaus Bradford is a homelessness charity that is currently raising funds to open the first Emmaus community in the city.

We raise funds through our two shops which are located on Sunbridge Road in Bradford City Centre, and on Cross Lane. Both shops sell quality secondhand furniture, homewares, clothing, toys, books, vinyl records and interesting bric-a-brac.

Emmaus Bradford is run by a team of dedicated staff, volunteers and trustees who come from a variety of different sectors and backgrounds. What unites them all is a passion to fight against homelessness and social exclusion in Bradford.

Our Mission

To provide accommodation, training and employment for formerly homeless people in Bradford.

Our Vision

To support and empower Bradford homeless to reintegrate into society and the workplace.

Working towards our goal

The ultimate goal is to have our own Emmaus Community in Bradford which would provide a long-term home for people who have experienced homelessness, alongside support, training and meaningful work. Income generated through our shop provides us with the essential funds to reach this goal. There are currently 27 Emmaus communities all around the UK and we hope to be the 28th.

Homelessness in Bradford

Bradford has a significant number of homeless people which has been further increased due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Whilst there is some help for homeless people in the area, the Emmaus model goes further in the provision of a stable home and a ‘hand up’ rather than a ‘hand out’. It also fits well with our local authority’s approach to tackling the wider causes of homelessness.

Support us

There are various ways you can support us and help us to get our community off the ground. You can shop with us, volunteer, become a trustee, donate goods or make a cash donation.