Emmaus South Wales Community Nant Lais

Emmaus South Wales is a homelessness charity with a difference. We provide a home, meaningful work opportunities and a future for people who have faced or have been threatened with homelessness.  

Our Community home, Nant Lais (pictured above) was officially opened in January 2016 and since then has supported numerous individuals who were homeless or threatened with homelessness. In 2018 a number of Companions successfully moved into their own accommodation after gaining full time employment. Two of those Companion's gained full time employment with Emmaus South Wales, one as part of the Van Team and the other is a Shop Manager. This just goes to show that with the right support, mindset, determination and hard work; people can change their lives for the better. 

A bedroom after renovation

    Companions get their own room with en-suite facilities.

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The Emmaus South Wales Community can accommodate up to 24 formerly homeless and jobless people, called Companions, who will come off benefits (except housing benefit) and volunteer to work in our social enterprise. Companions can stay for as long as they need and get support to gain extra qualifications for when they are ready to find their own accommodation and seek employment. We have five shops throughout South Wales that operate as charity shops. They provide work opportunities for the Companions and the funding to keep our Community home running. We also have an online and eBay shop!

Emmaus South Wales Superstore Bridgend

 The largest of our shops, the Superstore on Tremains Road, Bridgend.

As well as the work we are doing to support people facing homelessness, we have also saved tonnes of items from going to landfill by enabling people to buy donated goods at a reasonable cost. We also donate furniture and other items to local disadvantaged people who may have faced homelessness. We call this solidarity. Read more about our social impact!


Did you know Emmaus South Wales is part of a UK and International wide movement that was established in 1949. Want to know more in depth information about Emmaus South Wales and the Emmaus movement? Visit info website !