Emmaus is a homelessness charity with a difference, providing more than just a bed for the night.

Our community opened in 2011. Over the past nine years we have undertaken significant refurbishment of our buildings and recruited a small staff team, creating a thriving community and business in Ditchingham.

We provide a home, work and companionship for 23 previously homeless and socially disadvantaged people – known as companions. We will soon be increasing this number to 32. We offer the opportunity for them to rebuild their lives through work in our social enterprises and community, within a supportive environment. We aim to create a self-sustaining community through our trading activities and grow the opportunities available for people who would otherwise be homeless.

The purpose of our Board of Trustees is to provide sound governance to our organisation. This includes agreeing strategic direction, approving and reviewing policies and procedures, appointing executive staff and ensuring compliance with the objectives, purposes and values of the organisation, and with its governing document.

We are currently looking for trustees with experience in the following areas:

  • Retail
  • Managing social care or metal health services
  • Business development
  • Building project experience
  • Finance


Register your interest to become a trustee at Emmaus Norfolk & Waveney: