Update 23-03-2020: Due to the current COVID-19 situation, we are temporarily no longer processing new applications/referrals to join our community as a companion. We will keep this page updated when this changes.
Based in Bedfordshire and on the border of Northamptonshire and Buckinghamshire, Emmaus Village Carlton is a charity which offers a safe and supportive community environment for 42 people we refer to as companions. Each companion is given their own room, clothing, food and drink, as well as a small weekly allowance.
We ask that each companion volunteers five days a week, or to the best of their ability, in one of our second-hand social enterprise stores. It is through this work that we earn money to run the community. Companions can stay for as long as they need to, in exchange for volunteering and agreeing to the following commitments:
If you would like to discuss anything about joining our community, please call our Support Office on 01234 720826.
Decisions on who is invited to join the community are based on whether Emmaus Village Carlton can meet their needs and offer appropriate support, as well as provide a safe environment for the applicant, community and others.
"If it wasn't for Emmaus I would have never turned my life around"
"Thanks to Emmaus my life is now on track"
"Emmaus helped me until I was ready to take steps towards living on my own"
"Thanks to the support I have received from Emmaus, I now have hope"