We take referrals from agencies and individuals, and each one is considered based on its own circumstances.
We do have a small number of criteria that all companions must meet in order to join our community. They are:
Take a look at our mutual expectations document. Download it here.
Living and working at Emmaus isn’t for everyone, so we ask that anyone interested in joining our community works with us for a day in order to decide if it is right for them and us.
Many of our companions have had problems in the past, but if they can show to have mostly overcome these we will accept them. We can provide support for those overcoming problems such as addiction, as long as they are seeking help and it doesn’t impact too much on the rest of the community. Support can include attending local alcohol and drug intervention schemes and counselling.
We are unable to support people with an on-going dependency (alcohol, illegal drugs). We are also not able to accommodate people with anger management problems, severe mental health problems or severe learning difficulties.
If you, or someone you know is interested in joining our community, please get in touch on 01206 541616.