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Emmaus Colchester

Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Homeless people. No local connection required. Must be able to claim housing benefit and be prepared to work 40 hours a week on a voluntary basis in return for personal allowance.

Who we cannot help

History of arson. History of violence. Chemically dependant individuals. Schedule 1 offenders.



Minimum age accepted


Maximum age accepted


How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Accept self referrals and referrals from any agency.

Referral procedure

Phone Mon-Fri 9am-5pm or email referrals@emmauscol.org.uk for application form. encourage informal discussions prior to interview. Probationary period of 4 weeks.

Length of stay

Minimum stay


Maximum stay


Support and accommodation

Support offered

Manager lives off-site. Staff available Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm. On-call system outside office hours, on-site support from 'responsible companions'. Use Outcomes Star system. Staff meet regularly with 'companions' to discuss individual support needs.

Total spaces



26, 4 of which are in a house share annex. Single rooms ensuite in main house, single rooms with shared bathroom in 4 bed house

Further information

Public transport

Colchester Town train station - 5 mins walk Colchester Bus Station 7 mins walk.