Our unique approach

Our unique approach

At Emmaus Leeds we provide the opportunity for homeless and other socially disadvantaged people to regain control of their lives by living and working alongside others in a supportive communal environment.

Emmaus is a two-way arrangement as we will not be giving you charity. We are asking for you to come and be part of our community until you feel you are ready to move on. This means sharing responsibilities for helping others and in turn helping yourself.

Find out more in the ‘Join Us’ booklet below.

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An opportunity for change

An opportunity for change

Many of our companions, that’s the name we give to our residents, have had personal challenges in the past.

Here at Emmaus Leeds we can provide support for those overcoming challenges such as addiction. If you can show that you are trying to or have overcome these, then we may be able to offer you a place in our community.

In fact, we provide help and support in many areas – from training, career development, and support to secure your own home, to help with mental health and physical wellbeing. If you’re wanting to make positive changes then Emmaus Leeds can help.

Are you ready to join us?

Are you ready to join us?

To join our Emmaus Leeds community, we ask you to consider if you are able:

  • To be part of a community of people who are committed to helping each other and helping others who are on the margins of society.
  • To be willing to carry out meaningful work as part of a team volunteering in our social enterprise, which recycles donated furniture, and helping to keep our community running.
  • To be prepared to be trusted with responsibilities.
  • To be patient and understanding with others who live with you.
  • To honour our drug and alcohol rules, which keep the community, yourself and others safe. No illegal drugs or alcohol are allowed in the community.
How do I apply? 

How do I apply? 

Emmaus Leeds supports both men and women. We take referrals from agencies and individuals and each one is considered on its own merits. Our success depends on maintaining a stable community, so every application is carefully considered.  Once we receive your referral, if we feel we can support you and there is a vacancy, we will offer you an interview and potentially a place in the community.

If you would like to apply to join our community or you are working with someone who would like to be considered, please click Apply Now to download our referral form and read our Privacy Statement.

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