Become a Companion

- Are you or someone you know homeless or at risk of homelessness?

- Are you looking for a supportive place to live, with opportunities for work experience?

- Are you are a referral agency, friend or family member working with someone who needs a home?

If so, Emmaus South Wales offers a safe environment and support to people in dealing with the many issues surrounding homelessness, enabling them to regain control of their lives by living and working alongside others.

Andy Companion new picture Sep 2017

Read Andy's story here.

How does it work?

Companions, as residents are known, work full time (or as much as they can) collecting and reselling donated goods for our seven shops. This work supports the Community financially and enables residents to develop skills, rebuild their self-respect and help others in greater need through solidarity.

compaions cutting down tree  3       A Companion helping others through one of our solidarity links

Companions then receive accommodation (their own room with en-suite), food and clothing in addition to a small weekly allowance and leaving savings. All residents must sign off all benefits except housing benefit (this goes towards running the home) and agree to participate in the life and work of the Community, to the best of their abilities. However for many, the greatest benefit is a fresh start, giving them something to live for.

Companions also have time for leisure activities. A group of Companions went Camping in the Brecon Beacons recently. Read more here!

Camping trip to the Brecon Beacons Wales

The Community can accept people who present with complex problems provided the Community as a whole is able to support them.

If you feel you or someone you know could benefit from a place at Emmaus South Wales, please download a Companion application form. The form may appear lengthy, but it is essential that we get as much information as possible to make sure the joining process is as smooth as possible.

The application form, further information and contact details can be accessed below:

Click here for the Companion application form

Click here for more information

Contact the Community Manager via email or by phone on: 01656 667215 

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