Emmaus Surrey is part of Emmaus Lambeth, which is one of 29 Emmaus communities spanning the UK. Across the UK, Emmaus supports more than 750 previously homeless people, with plans to expand by 2020.
Emmaus Surrey’s shops in Wallington, Carshalton, Caterham and Purley, help to support our Communities in both Lambeth and Surrey.
We offer more than just a bed
At Emmaus Surrey we have a Community for 7 people located in the London Borough of Croydon. Our residents, who are known as Companions, live more independently, having to cook for themselves and travel by bus or train to our shops in Surrey.
In our Lambeth Community we offer 27 places to formerly homeless people, and we support them to get back on their feet. Our Companions receive not just a bed, but full time work within the Community and the social enterprises. They can stay for as long as they need, and when they are ready to move on they will receive assistance and guidance to help find accommodation and work. At each of our Communities Companions will receive food and an allowance when staying with us. At Emmaus Lambeth and Surrey we provide the tools to allow those in need to regain control of their lives.
Our Social enterprise
The money generated from our shops all goes into the upkeep of our community, the support of our companions and the running of the charity. Each Emmaus Community is self-sufficient and do not rely on state funding. Our shops provide our companions with voluntary work, to help gain vital experience to get back on their feet. All of the goods for sale are donated by the general public, which includes everything from furniture to electricals, clothes and bric-a-brac. Who knows what you might find!
A Fresh Start
We offer companions a place to stay for as long as they need. The support given by our community offers our companions a fresh start, to move on from homelessness.
You can support Emmaus Surrey by popping in to one of our shops! We accept a variety of donations and can also arrange a home pick-up for any large goods. You can also support us by making a monetary donation here, or by working with us as a volunteer.
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