Emmaus Greenwich offers support, meaningful work experience, and a home for as long as it is needed for people who have experienced homelessness. We run social enterprises throughout South London, the proceeds of which go straight back into our community.

Alongside our three charity shops based in Plumstead, Lewisham and Poplar, Emmaus Greenwich runs a house clearance service with all proceeds going towards helping people overcome homelessness. We also run regular outreach projects, offering support to some of the most vulnerable people in the capital. Our Street Souls drop-in events take place regularly, in Westminster and Greenwich, and offer hot food, warm clothing, and help and advice to people who are experiencing financial difficulties.

There are currently more than 30 Emmaus communities and groups across UK, supporting more than 850 companions.

You can find out more about our shops here, and organise a collection for furniture items here.




Emmaus Greenwich is <i>more</i> than just a bed for the night

Emmaus Greenwich is more than just a bed for the night

We offer people who have experienced homelessness with a place to call home for as long as is needed and work opportunities in Emmaus Greenwich’s social enterprises. Living in a stable environment helps provide solid foundations upon which new skills, self-esteem and confidence can grow and develop.

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Our History

Our History

Emmaus Greenwich is based in Plumstead and was opened in 1994 by His Royal Highness King Charles, when he was the Prince of Wales, and the founder of the global Emmaus movement, Abbé Pierre.

Currently the community offers a home for up to 45 companions, who contribute to the smooth running of the community site in Plumstead and in our two other shops in Lewisham and Poplar.

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Street Souls

Street Souls

Street Souls offers support to anyone who is sleeping rough or struggling with poverty in London. Since relaunching in Summer 2022, we have offered support to people at our solidarity Street Souls point in Westminster. In February 2023 a second service launched in Greenwich. Please see our Street Souls page for details.

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