• Are you or someone you know homeless or at risk of homelessness?
  • Are you looking for a supportive place to live and work?
  • Are you are a referral agency, friend or family member working with someone who needs a home?

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:

  • Not to bring alcohol or illegal drugs onto the site.
  • To sign off all benefits, with the exception of housing benefit.
  • To behave respectfully to one another.
  • As a short-term measure (due to COVID-19) we are asking each new companion to self-isolate on arrival, for seven days.

If you, or someone you know, would like to apply to join our community please complete and send a Referral Form to christinepearceokane@emmausvc.org and a member of the Support Team will contact you.

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.