Our Community

Our Community

Emmaus Brighton & Hove is the largest Emmaus Community in the UK.

We know that overcoming homelessness often means more than a roof over your head. That’s why Emmaus supports people to work their way out of homelessness, provides purpose as well as a stable home for as long as someone needs it. In the past 22 years Emmaus Brighton & Hove has provided a unique solution to combatting homelessness to over 1,200 Companions (residents) many of whom have complex needs.

We operate seven separate enterprises:

The Secondhand Superstore (Furniture and Bric-a-Brac)
Outfit @ Emmaus (Clothing and accessories) 
Emporium @ Emmaus (Vintage & retro goods)
The Greenhouse @ Emmaus (Plants and gardening)
The Bedroom Store @ Emmaus (Bedroom furniture and linen)
Revive @ Emmaus (Our cafe)
Emmaus by the sea (Southwick satellite shop)

Our social enterprises not only provide a variety of sales channels for our donated goods and different reasons to visit our site as customers, they also create a multitude of roles and teams within which Companions can learn different skills – from catering to retailing, transport to maintenance, pricing to customer service.


Every penny spent at Emmaus goes back into our Community.

We continue to grow, evolve and develop our Community and its social enterprises despite facing many of the challenges common to the charity sector today. This shows up in the organisation’s positive spirit and ‘can do’ approach to taking on new opportunities and improvements, to be the best it can be.

Our impact does not stop at providing home, support and opportunity for Companions. Our Community helps those in need through acts of Solidarity, creates rewarding volunteering opportunities, generates employment and supports a variety local businesses.

Emmaus is a secular movement with 350 communities and groups spanning 37 countries, with 25 Communities in the UK. Each Community aims to become self-supporting, with any surplus donated to others in need.