Emmaus Salford offers a range of services that support people, communities and the environment.
At the heart of Emmaus Salford is our core service – providing a home, work and individual support to formerly homeless people. The people we support, known as companions, help out in our social enterprises – gaining the skills, experience and confidence needed to progress.
Much of our social enterprise activity is focussed on saving good quality items from going to waste but we deliver so much more. Our three Salford charity shops sell a wide range of donated furniture, household items, electrical items, clothes, books, entertainment and bric-a-brac. Connected to our charity shops we offer a house clearance service and free furniture collection service.
Here at Emmaus Salford we also run Lucie’s Pantry social supermarket and a School Uniform Hub. These two additional solidarity services are run by companions and benefit Salford residents who face financial hardship and may be at risk of homelessness themselves.
We have also recently opened The People’s Pods and this solidarity service, run in partnership with Salford City Council, supports people who are street homeless.
Find great value goods and quality second-hand items at our Emmaus Salford charity shops. Within our shops you will find a variety of furniture, household items, electrical appliances, clothes, books, toys, bric-a-brac, music, DVDs and computer games.
Every penny raised within our charity shops goes to support the Emmaus Salford charity. All funds help to support our companions, enable our services in the community and deliver solidarity activities.
At the start of the COVID-19 lockdown and in partnership with Salford City Council, we opened a set of emergency pods to support people who are sleeping rough. The People’s Pods at Emmaus Salford provides people who are street homeless with a warm and safe refuge to stay on a temporary basis. The Pods compliment Emmaus Salford’s existing residential community and when rooms become available, these are offered to people accessing the pods.
As well as the core services offered by Emmaus Salford, our companions also occasionally offer beneficial services to the local community.
We see this as an important part of our solidarity activities, helping other local non-profit organisations, and also to individuals living locally. In the past this has included activities such as our companions undertaking voluntary work, painting and decorating, helping local organisations improve their outdoor spaces, litter-picks and visiting people who may be lonely or face social isolation.