At Emmaus Mossley we offer a home and work to previously homeless and unemployed people. Emmaus Mossley is not just a shop - it is home to 26 companions.
Emmaus Mossley is situated over three floors in Longlands Mill, an old cotton mill. The retail, workshop and office space covers the first two floors and the community is situated above. We have a car park where customers can drive in to drop off their donations and then have a mooch around and re-fill their car before having a spot of lunch in our cafe.
The Emmaus Mossley Secondhand Superstore offers a huge range of furniture and household items as well as having one main room dedicated to bric-a-brac and clothing. Our Zimmerman's Emporium area is stocked full of interesting vintage goods, vinyl records and retro items. It also has some great artwork on the walls, created by one of our former companions. See who you can spot on our famous mural... John Lennon, Jimmy Hendrix, Bob Dylan to name but a few!
We also have a smaller ‘Collectables Room' which houses the extra special items that either have added value or a certain ‘uniqueness’ about them. Lucie’s Café boasts that it has the best toasted sandwiches around and you can also enjoy drinks, cakes and other light bites.
Emmaus Mossley is unique in that our companions (the people we support) work in every area of our social enterprise. Without their skills, experience, hard work and dedication our charity would not function. We have our own workshops where donated goods are repaired or refurbished. Companions are offered the opportunity to learn a variety of skills.
Emmaus Mossley has a resident artist, Tonie Rigby, and a thriving Art group who meet on Wednesday’s at Longlands Mill. We also have a group of Upcycling volunteers who meet on Friday mornings, to make beautiful items sourced from donated materials to Emmaus; these are then sold in our shop and make lovely little gifts.