Organisation Name
Emmaus - Bristol

Emmaus Bristol is a charity for formerly homeless people, part of the worldwide Emmaus Movement and a member of the Emmaus UK Federation. The purpose of Emmaus is to provide a home, work and support for destitute and homeless people in a supportive community.

Shaftesbury House has 20 Companion rooms, a dining/ living room, TV room and community space. Every Companion has to work a 5 day week in the workshop or help out in the community.

Emmaus Bristol also runs second-hand stores. Everything in the store is donated and then reconditioned in our workshop by Companions, formerly homeless people who live in the Emmaus Bristol Community. They collect goods such as furniture, electrical goods, bicycles, bric-a-brac, books etc. The second-hand store and workshop is at Backfields House, Upper York Street, St Pauls (off Stokes Croft) Bristol and our other store is in Bedminster Parade, Bedminster, opposite Asda.

Shop Opening Hours:

Main Shop (Backfields House)

Monday - Friday: 9.30am - 5.00pm
Saturday: 10am - 4pm
Sunday: Closed

Bedminster shop

Monday: Closed
Tuesday - Saturday: 10am - 4.30pm
Sunday: Closed

Organisation Type
Social Enterprise
This organisation provides support around
Personal Health Services Socialising / Out and About Emotional Support Living, Learning, Working Home Maintenance, Adaptation & Housing
This organisation provides support for
South Gloucestershire Bristol Bath and North East Somerset North Somerset
Areas Served (Further Details)
Collect donations & deliver to the Greater Bristol area
Is there a cost for these services?
Contact for details
Cost information

We sell goods to provide funds for the Community. We can take commissions for some types of repair including furniture and bicycles. We can also make new wooden items out of pre-used wood, e.g. toy box, planter, etc.

Do you offer concessions?
Concessions information

We try to help anyone in particular need. Please contact us for further info. We accept "Bristol Charities" and other Vouchers.

How can people access this service?
Out of hours answer machine

Primary Organisation Details

Primary Address Details

Address 1
Backfields House
Address 2
Upper York Street
Address 3
St Pauls

Organisation Contact Methods


Venue Address Details

Contact Details

Contact Name
David Perry
Job title / Position
Community Leader


Service Descriptions

Services Available to People at Home

Collection of donated goods - the driver's decision is final on what we are able to take.
Delivery of goods purchased - we charge reasonable rates according to where you live.
House Clearances undertaken for reasonable cost.


House Clearance, Homeless Accommodation, Second-Hand, Furniture, Bicycles, Electrical Goods, Reuse, Recycle

Helpline Details

Will calls I make to this helpline show on my bill?

Limitations and Associations

Associations / Qualifications / Awards

Part of the Emmaus International Movement.
Part of the Emmaus UK Federation
Social Enterprise Award.


General Accessibility

Services that increase accessibility

Our Second-Hand Superstore at Backfields, St Pauls is fully accessible with a lift between floors, wide doors and no steps at the entrance. Our Bedminster store is on the ground floor and easily accessible.

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Access Questions

Are there bus stops nearby?
Approx. distance?
10 metres
Bus numbers?
Any passing through Stokes Croft
Is there a rail station nearby?
Approx. distance?
5 minutes drive
Is there a car park nearby?
Approx. distance?
NCP St James Barton, 3 minutes walk.
Is there parking for disabled drivers on site or outside the building?
If so, how many spaces?
Disabled parking telephone
Is there on-street parking in close proximity to the premises?
Approx. distance?

External Access

Do the premises feature non-revolving automatic external doors?
Are external doors 900mm or more wide with flat thresholds?
Are external doors non sprung?
On external doors are the handles a contrasting colour and tone to the door?

Internal Access

Do the premises feature non-revolving automatic internal doors?
On internal doors are the handles a contrasting colour and tone to the door?
If so, how many?
Is there more than one floor at the premises?
Please supply any further information relevant to your floors

Lift available

Is there a lift?
Are there visual alarm systems at the premises?
Can people with an assistance dog access the service accompanied by their dog?
Is there provision for assistance dogs? (Water bowl and toilet area)

Water on request

Does the toilet have a minimum size of 2200mm × 1500mm
Does the toilet have a minimum door size of 1000mm
Does the toilet have grab rails - 2x horizontal?
Does the toilet have grab rails - 2x vertical?
Does the toilet have grab rails - 1x drop-down?
Is the height of the reception desk at the premises between 750mm and 850mm?


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