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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COVID-19 Appeal
This is a really tough time for us

COVID-19 Appeal

Our charity provides a home and support to 42 people who have previously been homeless or experienced social exclusion. It is imperative we do all we can to keep them safe and to keep a roof over their heads. The current situation poses a significant risk to us and a donation from you will help us to continue this vital work during the current COVID-19 crisis and beyond.

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Book a visit to donate items

Book a visit to donate items

If you wish to donate items, please call us in advance, as we’re currently allowing donation visits by APPOINTMENT ONLY

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A special place to visit

A special place to visit

Please note that due to the current COVID-19 situation, we have made the decision to temporarily close our Home Store, Bistro and drop-off area. Stay safe everyone.

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.

Our Home Store

“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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