Emmaus South Manchester is an independent local homelessness charity, working to establish a new Emmaus community. Our aim is to support formerly homeless people and those suffering deprivation and social exclusion in the local area.
Emmaus communities support people by giving them a home, meaningful work in a social enterprise and an opportunity to get themselves back on their feet again. Emmaus provides an opportunity for those who experience homelessness to regain their self-esteem and to make a real contribution to their community. An Emmaus community is not a hostel but a home for as long as someone needs it, providing support and stability in which to re-build their lives.
Emmaus South Manchester is part of a wider national federation and international Emmaus movement. There are currently 29 Emmaus communities across the UK with three in Greater Manchester – Emmaus Bolton, Emmaus Mossley and Emmaus Salford.
We are currently working together within an innovative social enterprise to generate the funds and support needed to kick-start a new residential community. Our social enterprise will offer a range of household, garden and gift items created by local volunteers from reclaimed materials.
We are also working together with local partners to establish a social grocery in the area and a drop-in centre for street homeless people as part of our wider commitment to help those in need locally. Emmaus South Manchester is keen to work with individuals and partner organisations to complement existing services, support people in need and help enhance the local area.