Emmaus North East
Emmaus is a homeless charity providing more than just a bed for the night to people who have experienced homelessness and social exclusion.
Emmaus North East provide formerly homeless people with a home for as long as they need it, along with meaningful work experience in one of their social enterprises and fully funded training.
Situated in South Shields, the community has the capacity to support up to 15 formerly homeless people, known within Emmaus as companions. Companions work in the community's social enterprises, which range from house clearances, stock collection, merchandising in one of the charity shops or making bespoke items out of recycled wood in their workshop.
The Emmaus model is working together in the social enterprise, to generate funds needed to support the community and the companions that call it home.
In return, companions are expected to work 40 hours per week, or as much as they are able, in the charity's social enterprise. They are required to sign off all benefits with the exception of housing benefit, which is claimed to help support the community. The ultimate goal is for each community to become self-sufficient, supporting itself with the revenue it generates through its businesses.
People who have experienced homelessness, helping them to find a way to move on with their lives.
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