About us

Emmaus Burnley opened in January 2011, becoming the UK's twentieth Emmaus community, twenty years after the first.

We can now cater for up to 24 companions - the name given to our formerly homeless residents - who also volunteer their time to contribute to the running of the community.

Our Second-hand Superstore on Ivy Street, just off Colne Road, has been open since March 2011, and is run almost exclusively by companions; we specialise in furniture but sell all sorts, with plenty of bargains to be had.