At Emmaus Village Carlton people who have experienced (or been at risk of) homelessness, find a place where they can enjoy companionship and support.
Each person has their own bedroom whilst living in the community – in fact, with 42 rooms, we’re the biggest homeless accommodation providers in Bedford borough. When a companion wants to move on, he or she will be assisted to find accommodation and work.
All companions (residents) work full time and there is work for everyone. Our Home Store, Boutique, Bric a Brac shop and Bistro provide a commercial setting where skills can be learned in a friendly atmosphere.
Emmaus offers people who have experienced homelessness a fresh start in life with the support of the community around them. They can stay as long as they wish and are offered opportunities to acquire skills. When a companion wants to move on, he or she will be assisted to find accommodation and work.
Are you or is someone you know, homeless or at risk of homelessness? Get support here
There are many ways you can help us continue our vital work: visit our shops and bistro, donate your unwanted items for resale (we can collect furniture for free), donate money online, raise funds for us or volunteer with us.
"I feel much more positive."
"I feel so much better in myself. I’m healthier and much more confident."
"When I lost my job, I’d really given up."
"If it wasn't for Emmaus I never would have turned my life around."
"Thanks to the support I've received from Emmaus, I now have hope."
"Emmaus helped me until I was ready to take steps towards living on my own."
"Thanks to Emmaus my life is now on track."