Applying to the Community
Emmaus offers a safe and secure environment which supports people in dealing with the many issues surrounding homelessness enabling them to regain control of their lives by living and working alongside others. We can take applicants who present with complex problems provided the Community as a whole is able to support them.
The overriding principles in deciding admission are:-
Whether the Community can provide a safe environment for the applicant, the Community and others.
Whether the Community can meet the needs and offer appropriate support to an applicant.
We take people with Alcohol or Opiate addiction provided they are ready to address their problems and we work closely with Inclusion to ensure the provision of appropriate support.
We recommend that people read The Companions' Companion (Adobe/PDF, 2.2MB) before they apply as this tells them a bit more about life in the Community and whether it would suit them or not. It also gives an idea of the sorts of rules we live by. If you want to put faces to name, please see Who's Who at Emmaus Cambridge (Adobe/PDF, 1.5MB).
If you would like to discuss an application please talk to Debbie Chessum (01223 863657, ext #226) about life at Emmaus Cambridge.
Emmaus Cambridge does not claim funding which is dependent upon a particular outcome or which places requirements such as a move-on policy on it. Consequently, Emmaus Cambridge offers a place for as long as you are happy to comply with the basic ground rules of the community. For some people this may be a matter of weeks or months, but for others this may be for longer or even for life.