At Emmaus Leicestershire & Rutland, formerly homeless people and people 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 two charity shops in Hinckley provide a commercial setting where skills can be learned in a friendly atmosphere.
Emmaus offers homeless people 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 shops, donate your unwanted items for resale, donate money online, raise funds for us or volunteer with us.
"Emmaus really is a lifesaver."
Thanks to Emmaus I now have hope for the future."
"I'm proof that Emmaus works."
"Emmaus saved my life and I'm so very grateful."
"I felt ashamed to be homeless in the place where I had been brought up."