Our new sign
New handmade entrance sign now installed
"Everyone who lives here is amazing in one way or another."
"For 25 years I didn’t have a home."
"Thanks to the support I've received from Emmaus, I now have hope."
"Thanks to Emmaus my life is now on track."
"Emmaus helped me until I was ready to take steps towards living on my own."
"If it wasn't for Emmaus I would never have turned my life around."
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.
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.
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.
Dean, who used to be supported by Emmaus
“When I think back, I had nothing and now I’ve got my life back.”
Nigel, who used to be supported by Emmaus
“Emmaus helped me get back on my own two feet and I’ll always be grateful.”
“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.”