Emmaus Norfolk & Waveney is a small community with big plans! We provide a home for up to 32 formerly homeless people, known as “companions”.
All companions are given their own bedroom with normal living expenses covered. Delicious home-cooked meals are provided in a communal dining room, where companions, staff and volunteers all eat together.
There’s no time limit and companions can stay with us for as long as they like. Some people stay for a few months and others stay for years. We believe this stability helps people to rebuild their lives following homelessness. When you are ready to move on, Emmaus Norfolk & Waveney will support you to do this in a positive and successful way.
Alongside a home, Emmaus Norfolk & Waveney provides meaningful work opportunities and relevant training opportunities o those living here with us. Everyone who joins our community must be willing to turn a hand to whatever is needed across our social enterprises.
We are a non-religious organisation, and we are open to people of all faiths and none. We do, however, live alongside the Anglican Community of All Hallows, and as such we live quietly and peacefully in what is for us a rural idyll.
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.
If you’ve taken a look around our website and think you would like to join the community, here’s what to do next.