Emmaus Suffolk first opened it’s doors in 2016 and since then we have grown rapidly. We now run groups and workshops on a regular basis in Ipswich and Felixstowe to support those within our community who would otherwise be socially isolated, are struggling with long-term unemployment or are at risk of homelessness.
Emmaus Suffolk provides work opportunities and experience through our stores three shops in Felixstowe and Ipswich, as well as in our new warehouse on the waterfront in Ipswich. Among those volunteering with us at Emmaus Suffolk are those who have been unemployed for a long time, and through offering volunteering roles within our not for profit business, Emmaus Suffolk gives people the chance to make a difference for themselves, in a supportive environment through work related experience and training.
Our ambition is to introduce to Suffolk new ways of tackling entrenched homelessness and unemployment by enabling and empowering people to help themselves through meaningful activity that will benefit both themselves and others.