Emmaus Europe

The Challenges in the UK


Sue Taylor
Chair of Emmaus UK

“Often, the view people have of someone experiencing homelessness in the UK is of a person sleeping in a shop doorway or on a park bench, but there are also huge numbers of people staying with friends or sofa-surfing. This is the side of homelessness in the UK we might not see, but it can have just as devastating an impact on the lives of the people going through it. This is where Emmaus in the UK is different from other support providers with our unique model offering a home as well as meaningful work in our social enterprises.”