A community leader, support manager, business manager, retail assistant and finance manager provide daily support and assistance to the Emmaus companions, the name we give to residents, whilst any specialist services are provided by local agencies and organisations.
Companions are provided with rent-free en-suite accommodation (including council tax, TV licences and utilities), food, clothing and a small weekly allowance. In return, they volunteer full-time in the community superstore; collecting, renovating and reselling donated goods.
This work supports the community financially and enables companions to develop skills, discover new talents and rebuild their self-respect.
Watch our film to see how Emmaus Hastings & Rother has helped Dave and Mary.
There are 29 Emmaus communities right around the UK providing a home and meaningful work to previously homeless men and women. The first community was opened in 1991 in Cambridge and Emmaus has since spread nationwide.