Emmaus Salford is a registered charity that supports people who have experienced homelessness. The people we support live and work together in the Emmaus Salford community and social enterprise.
We are not emergency accommodation or a hostel. Our work is centred around a residential community, where people come to make it their home. People who join our community, known as companions, commit to working to the best of their ability in our social enterprises and with the running of the community itself.
The work that our companions do helps to fund the residential accommodation, living costs and ongoing support. Their daily work is an important part of the Emmaus ethos because it gives people a focus each day, an opportunity for personal development, and allows companions to grow the community so that it can give even more opportunities to others.
As well as providing a home to people who have experienced homelessness, Emmaus Salford provides a convenient reuse and recycling service to the residents of Salford and beyond.
We take donations of good quality household items that may otherwise be sent to landfill. Our charity shops provide an excellent source of furniture, clothes and household items at reasonable prices.
Members of the Emmaus Salford community also undertake acts of solidarity – helping people and groups less fortunate than ourselves.
For companions, this has a huge impact on their confidence and self-worth. Solidarity actions make a difference to someone else’s life and add value to the lives of people around them.
We see Emmaus Salford as an integral part of the local community. As a Salford charity we are always keen to work with any individuals or groups that have the same ethos as us, and want to help improve our local area.
Emmaus Salford is an independent charity that, along with other communities in the UK, makes up the Emmaus UK federation. We are part of Emmaus International, a movement that includes work being undertaken by more than 350 Emmaus groups in 37 countries.