Emmaus Colchester

Referral address

175 Magdalen Street

Referral phone

01206 541616

Referral email




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: 18
  • Maximum age accepted: None

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: None
  • Maximum stay: None

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.

Rooms and charges

  • Bedsit: 26
  • Total spaces: 24


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  • Disabled facilities: Can accommodate one wheelchair user.

Rules and policies

User participation


Further information

Public transport

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


Opportunities for up to 25 volunteers. Help with shops, warehouses and Community House. Email info@emmauscol.org or phone 01206 541616 for further information.


Items to sell in shops. Email transport@emmauscol.org or phone 01206 768887 for details.

Is this page accurate?

If you work for Emmaus Colchester and would like to tell us about any of this information that needs updating please email the Homeless Link Information team. Please note this email address does not contact the service listed above so do not use it if you are looking for help or advice. 

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