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Emmaus Greenwich

Emmaus Greenwich provides formerly homeless people the opportunity to get off the streets and into a structured life within the Community in which to live, work and rebuild their lives. The Community offers a mutually supportive environment, where individual needs are recognised and help is offered to prepare for return to a life outside. Companions, as residents are known, are encouraged to use the skills they already have and are also given the opportunity develop new ones. The Community also provides Companions with the opportunity to take part in a range of social activities and to make new friends. They are given the support they need to enable them to regain control over their own lives and to help those less fortunate than themselves.

Our work is based around reclaiming, recycling and selling donated goods. These goods are either sold in our shops or given to individuals or families in need. Every Emmaus Community works to become financially self-supporting and to direct any surplus to those in greater need.

If you would like to be a part of Emmaus Greenwich, please do not hesitate to contact us. Above all, let others know what we are trying to do and encourage them to become involved too.


Emmaus Greenwich celebrate official recognition of all round excellence.

Terry Waite, President of Emmaus UK, visited Emmaus Greenwich on 5th January to join with them in celebrating their success at being awarded ISO 9001, OHSAS 18001 and FRNE status.

This means that Emmaus Greenwich consistently meets high standards across a whole range of activities: business and administration; health and safety and collection and reuse services.

Far from being a mere 'rubber stamp' of approval, the quality assurance award is only gained after a rigourous assessment procedure. Terry Waite praised the Staff and Companions at Emmaus Greenwich for their commitment and hard work in attaining the coveted accreditation, adding, "Emmaus works. It enables people to get back on their feet and regain their dignity as human beings."

With the quality of their operation and services now certified, Emmaus Greenwich have postioned themselves to take full advantage of opportunities to work with private and public sector efforts to increase re-use and recycling in SE London.

More information

ISO 9001 :International Organisation for Standardisation
OHSAS 18001 :Occupational Health and Safety Standards
FRNE : Furniture Re-Use Network Enterprises



For shop queries or to arrange a collection please call 0208 854 3426

We have shops at:

The Second Hand
Earl Rise (off Brewery Road)
SE18 7NN

New Shop
332 Lee High Road
SE13 5PJ

See our shops page for opening times.

226 Elmley Street, Plumstead, London SE18 7NN • Email: • Registered Charity Number 1064472
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