Emmaus isn’t just a place to live.┬áDuring 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.