Emmaus UK’s mission statement is pure and simple. They are working to end homelessness.

Overcoming homelessness doesn’t stop when someone is off the street. Years of being socially excluded, and losing self-esteem is a huge part of the experience, so the charity supports each person work their way out of homelessness, and providing meaningful work, and a stable home for as long as they need it.

Emmaus runs a social enterprise where the people they support can get involved in many different types of work. They run cafes, house clearance businesses, gardening, up-cycling old furniture and much more.


Emmaus doesn’t only have a major impact on those they work with, they also bring a wider social and economic benefit. Research found that for every £1 invested in a community, £11 is generated in social, environmental and economic returns. Emmaus works in seven communities across the UK.

£1,500,000 - The amount Emmaus UK saves the Department of Health by keeping people out of hospital, and still keeping them safe and well.

£2,500,000 - The amount saved for local government on hostel accommodation, drug and alcohol services

£800,000 - The amount saved for the Ministry of Justice by keeping people in work and out of prison

Other ways to support

Emmaus is always on the lookout for people that can donate their time to help in a number of ways. For example, the charity could do with someone to drive their vans for a few hours each week, collecting bulky items, and getting them to the Emmaus shops. There are also office-based roles to help with admin tasks. For a full list on all available volunteering roles, head over to their website for all the necessary details on how to get in touch or apply.


Unit 302 Scott House, The Custard Factory, Gibb Street
B9 4AA



Contact Number

0300 303 7555