Join our community

Emmaus Cambridge has 44 rooms in total, 41 single en-suite rooms, plus 3 rooms with a shared bathroom, for companions in our Landbeach Community.

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Being a companion

We provide meals, basic clothing, a television, companionship and a weekly allowance of £45.20 plus £10 leaving savings, holiday and travel allowances. In return, we ask you to volunteer five days a week in our second-hand social enterprise. It is through this work that we earn money to run the community and it also helps you to move on to employment.

You will also have to sign off all benefits and live by the community’s rules.

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Applying to the community

You can apply to live in our community if you are homeless or just looking to live in a community environment. We can accept people with complex problems provided the community as a whole is able to support them and we also accept people with alcohol or opiate addiction, provided they are ready to address their problems with appropriate support.

Decisions on who is invited to join the community are based on whether we can meet their needs and offer appropriate support, as well as provide a safe environment for the applicant, community and others.

If you, or someone you know, would like to apply to join our community please complete and send a Referral form to and a member of the support team will contact you. 

If you would like to discuss anything about joining our community, please call our support office on 01223 863657 ext 227.

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