Would you like to join our community?

We are a small community with big plans and have the capacity to support up to 23 companions at a time. We will soon be completing building work which will allow us to open 9 new resident rooms. Therefore, this means we will be able to support 32 people. Everyone who joins is willing to turn a hand to whatever is needed.

We live alongside the Anglican Community of All Hallows, as such we live quietly and peacefully in what is for us a rural idyll.

When a person joins our community as a companion, they are provided with an individual bedroom, all meals in a communal dining room, and normal living expenses covered. There is no time limit. This stability helps people to rebuild their lives following homelessness.

To be accepted at Emmaus Norfolk & Waveney, a person has to sign off all benefits with the exception of Housing Benefit. Emmaus claims this to help to support the community.

Most people stay for a few months but some leave after a short time and others stay for years.

If you’ve reviewed the website and think you would like to join the community, here’s what to do next.

  • Have a look at some of our stories to get an idea of what Emmaus is all about
  • Read the Companion’s Companion
  • Complete a referral form and send it back to us
  • Call us on 01986 895444; if we have a space we will invite you for lunch