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Welcome to Emmaus South Wales
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We have been looking at ways to help homeless people by opening an Emmaus community in South Wales. There are currently 25 Emmaus communities open across the UK, but this is the first in Wales!
The Emmaus South Wales community will accommodate 24 formerly homeless and jobless people, called Companions, who will come off benefits (except housing benefit) and take up full-time work in the community's Social Enterprise. Companions can stay for as long as they need and get support to gain extra qualifications for when they are ready to find their own accommodation and look for work.
We've already set up seven shops, and we have plans to open at least another two. These shops operate as charity shops, which will provide work opportunities for the 24 Emmaus companions and the funding to keep our community going.
Bridgend AM Carwyn Jones was delighted to open the first Emmaus Community in Wales on 22 January 2016. We have already welcomed our first Welsh Companions and on 7 July 2016 HRH The Duchess of Cornwall visited the Community, too.
We sell furniture, white goods, electrical goods, clothing, bric-a-brac and books, all at bargain prices. Pop in and have a browse.