How to join as a Companion

How to join and become a resident Companion

An individual can apply directly to the Community Manager (address and phone number below) to request a place in the Community but if they are already living in a hostel or are perhaps sleeping rough but in contact with a referring organisation we ask that organisation to make the application for them.

If your organisation would like to refer someone to the Emmaus Community with a request for their admission as a Companion you will be asked to fill in a confidential referral form and post or email it back. If you use email please write 'referral' and the applicant's name in the email header.

Referral form

The Community Manager is in charge of Admissions and referrals.  If you would like to speak with him in confidence his direct number is 01273 426 475. If you do not get an immediate answer you can leave a message on his voicemail and he will get back to you. He is normally available Monday to Fridays. 

Download a PDF referral form

Download a Word referral form 

You can read our Companions Privacy Statement here.

Support team

Karen Gordon, Community Manager. Email: call 01273 426 475 or mobile 07736 378 814

David Pilkington, Support worker. Email: or call or 07874 874 391

Jez Horbury, Support worker. Email  or call 07874 874 393 

Emmaus Brighton & Hove, Drove Road, Portslade, Brighton BN41 2PA