Emmaus stories

The Emmaus difference

Emmaus Village Carlton is a homelessness charity based in north Bedfordshire offering active support to formerly homeless people. We provide a real workable alternative to homelessness, offering people a home, as well as meaningful work in our social enterprise.

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A special place to visit

A special place to visit

Our large Home Store and em’s Bistro, which raise vital funds for Emmaus Village Carlton’s work, offer much more than the average high street charity shop. You can browse and shop, eat and relax – all in the peaceful surroundings of the Bedfordshire countryside. We’re located on the outskirts of Carlton, 10 miles from Bedford and on the border of Northamptonshire and Buckinghamshire, less than 20 miles from Milton Keynes.

Home Store & Bistro opening times:
Tuesday – Saturday 9.30am – 4.30pm
Sunday 10.00am – 4.00pm

Our Home Store
Book a free furniture collection

Book a free furniture collection

We collect unwanted quality furniture in areas of Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire (within a 20 mile radius from our site).

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“When I think back, I had nothing and now I’ve got my life back.”

Dean, who used to be supported by Emmaus

“Emmaus helped me get back on my own two feet and I’ll always be grateful.”

Nigel, who used to be supported by Emmaus

“The charity does so much for the companions, so you do feel that you are part of an amazing organisation. It sometimes feels like a big family – there’s definitely always laughter.”

Chrystine, volunteer

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