Emmaus North East is a homelessness charity with a difference – providing more than just a bed for the night to people who have experienced homelessness and social exclusion.

One of 30 communities across the UK, Emmaus North East provides a home for as long as is needed, meaningful work experience in one of our social enterprises, funded training and an opportunity for the formerly homeless people we support to get back on their feet.

Situated in South Shields, our 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 our charity shops or making bespoke items out of recycled wood in the workshop.

Find out how you can get involved with Emmaus North East.