At Emmaus Leicestershire & Rutland, people who have experienced or been at risk of homelessness, find a place where they can enjoy companionship and support.
We currently have space to accommodate 16 people at our accommodation ‘Elm Lea’ in Hinckley, Leicestershire. Everyone has their own room and private bathroom whilst living in the community, as well as many large communal areas where they can socialise.
All companions (people we’re supporting) work full time and there is work for everyone. Our Emporium charity shop in Hinckley provides a commercial setting where skills can be learned in a friendly atmosphere.
Emmaus offers people who have experienced homelessness a fresh start in life with the support of the community around them. They can stay as long as they wish and are offered opportunities to acquire skills. Some stay for only a few months in order to get themselves back on their feet before returning to independent living, but for others Emmaus will become their permanent home. If a companion wants to move on, he or she will be assisted to find accommodation and work.
There are many ways you can help us continue our vital work: visit our charity shop, donate your unwanted items for resale, donate money online, raise funds for us or volunteer with us.