Work is an integral part of community life, and the social enterprise side of the community helps to generate the income that will ultimately make each of our communities self-sustaining, something every community is working towards.

Our research conducted by Emmaus UK shows that 79% of companions who have lived at Emmaus for a few months say that working and having something to do every day has been most beneficial part of their experience.

The main business activity for Emmaus Colchester is collecting donated furniture and household goods and selling them in our four shops, running the New Life Cafe and our house clearance service.