Application for a place at Emmaus Glasgow

Based in a purpose-built building in the north of the city, Emmaus Glasgow is a different concept in services for homeless people. Here, people come together to live and work as part of a community – becoming “companions” when they join us. The community is made up of up to 27 men and women who come from all over the UK and beyond. In joining us though, everyone must agree to:

  • Work full time within Emmaus Glasgow

  • Sign off state benefits

  • Abide by the rule of no drugs or alcohol on the Emmaus Glasgow site

  • Respect other people

We provide comfortable en-suite single rooms, all food, toiletries and work clothes as well as education, training and a weekly allowance of £32 plus a contribution to personal savings each week. Each companion is linked with a key worker and together they agree a support plan to address specific issues and allow personal development, as well as set a tailored plan for the future.

Emmaus Glasgow is not a homeless hostel and the community living aspect along with the strict rules regarding alcohol and drugs mean that this is not an option appropriate for everyone. We can accept people who have no active addictions and low-medium support needs. However, we only work on a referral basis so it is essential that full details are provided on the form enclosed including the contact details of all those who are, or have been, involved in the support of the applicant. Please also ensure that the consent form is signed by the applicant to allow information on the form to be confirmed by contact with agencies and people included on the application form. It is only then that we are able to carry out a full assessment and proceed to the interview stage of the application, with a visit to Emmaus Glasgow.

We are currently accepting referrals for consideration, so please download the referral form and return it to us. Alternatively, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch and we will be happy to help.


How to Apply

You can apply to become a companion at Glasgow Emmaus by downloading and completing the Self Referral document below.

We regard your privacy as important and any personal information you give to us will be used in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. We do not store any personal information about individuals except where they provide contact information.  Any information you provide will only be used for the reasons specified, and it will not be shared with any third party without your consent unless required by law.

Emmaus Glasgow Self-referral Form

Further information and guidance notes to complete the application are available here –

You can either email your self-referral form to us at or send via post to our office in Glasgow, contact details here. You can also telephone direct and speak to any member of staff – 0141 353 3903.