Solidarity is key to the Emmaus ethos, and means helping those less fortunate than yourself. Everyone at Emmaus, companions, staff, trustees and volunteers, is encouraged to carry out acts of solidarity.
For companions in particular, this has a huge impact on their self-esteem, showing them the impact they as an individual can have on the lives of others and the value they can offer.
For every £1 spent with Emmaus there is an £11 social, economic and environmental return on investment.
This was the finding of a Social Return on Investment study carried out on behalf of Emmaus. The research showed that Emmaus can deliver a significant impact, with savings to the healthcare system, a reduction in crime reoffending and savings to the benefits bill.
Whilst Emmaus Bradford is still in its infancy, we are proud to be part of Emmaus International which dates back to the 1940’s. Since then Emmaus has grown into an international movement with more than 300 groups based in 36 countries across the world.
Find out more about the history of Emmaus and the watch the video below to see how the Emmaus movement is connected all over the world.