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Top: Season 1 From The Ground Up writers, John Dovan and Mahesh Pherwani, now volunteer for Emmaus Lambeth & Surrey’s social enterprises which include clothes-, furniture- and white goods shops. Below: Loui at Emmaus Lambeth makes the best tortilla. “I stepped in for an hour of the spinathon and my legs hurt for a week!” © the Pavement Top: Season 1 From The Ground Up writers, John Dovan and Mahesh Pherwani, now volunteer for Emmaus Lambeth & Surrey’s social enterprises which include clothes-, furniture- and white goods shops. Below: Loui at Emmaus Lambeth makes the best tortilla. “I stepped in for an hour of the spinathon and my legs hurt for a week!” © the Pavement

Previously homeless residents at Emmaus Lambeth & Surrey raised £1,846.29 for the Pavement at their recent 24-hour spinathon.

Previously homeless residents at Emmaus Lambeth & Surrey raised £1,846.29 for the Pavement at their recent 24-hour spinathon. Emmaus was founded in France by a priest, but since the first UK Emmaus opened in Cambridge in 1989, it now has 29 communities stretching from Dover to Glasgow. Emmaus Lambeth & Surrey is non-religious and has just opened a second, seven-bed, property in Croydon.

At Bobby Vincent House in West Norwood the 27 residents, known as companions, are the spinathon champions. Here they work a 40-hour week – driving the van, collecting donated furniture, running the shops and household duties – in return for housing and life skills. To move in companions must stop claiming benefits but receive a weekly allowance of £35, a savings fund and budgeting support to prepare them for moving into their own place. At other Emmaus centres, companions run cafes, offer gardening and removal services.

• Would Emmaus suit you?
Find out more on www.emmaus.org.uk or call 07495 391 023 or email refer.el@btconnect.com

 

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