Emmaus isn’t just a place to live. During their time living in an Emmaus community, companions are encouraged to undertake training and wellbeing activities for their personal and professional development.

Emmaus supports companions in pursuing their goals; holistically and financially. In 2018/19, Emmaus companions were supported to complete 1850 training courses.

The types of activities can include:

  • Formal courses and qualifications
  • Training
  • Sporting activities
  • Hobbies
  • Visits to other Emmaus communities in the UK and abroad
  • Group activities

These opportunities can help companions to develop new skills (or build on existing ones), boost their confidence, improve mental and/or physical health and wellbeing and increase employability.