One of the most important parts of the Emmaus ethos is solidarity. This means working to help someone less fortunate than yourself.

This can be very valuable for Emmaus companions as it is often key to helping to rebuild self-esteem, proving that everyone has the capacity to make a difference to the lives of others.

We sell second-hand goods but not everyone is able to afford to buy even second-hand, so we will support people on certain basic benefits, or who are referred to us, by reducing the prices of our items even further.  We also work closely with other organisations looking to support vulnerable and marginalised people by providing items and helping people who may never have done so before to furnish a home.