About us

Emmaus Village Carlton is different from other homelessness charities

Companions at lunch

We offer a home, not just a bed for the night

At Emmaus Village Carlton, formerly homeless people find a place where they can enjoy companionship and support. Each person has their own room whilst living in the community - in fact, we're the biggest homeless accommodation providers in Bedford borough. When a companion wants to move on, he or she will be assisted to find accommodation and work. 

We offer work

All companions (residents) work full time and there is work for everyone. The shops and bistro provide a commercial setting where skills can be learned in a friendly atmosphere.

We offer a new beginning

Emmaus offers homeless people a fresh start in life with the support of the community around them. They can stay as long as they wish and are offered opportunities to acquire skills. When a companion wants to move on, he or she will be assisted to find accommodation and work.

Can we help?

Are you or someone you know homeless? Find out more about joining our community.

Support the work of Emmaus Village Carlton

There are many ways you can help us continue this vital work: shop in our Home Store or donate items for sale, enjoy a break at our Bistro, donate online or volunteer for us.

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