Slawek joined the Emmaus Bristol team in October 2022. To celebrate a new addition to our team, we did a Q&A session with Slawek to find out more about his role, why he wanted to work at our charity and what he’s looking forward to. Have a read of his answers…

What does your role at Emmaus Bristol involve?

My role involves supporting companions to ensure they have the necessary tools required to make a positive move on, and this involves empowering companions to identify and address their own needs.

What helped you settle into your new role at Emmaus Bristol?

A supportive community, including my colleagues and the companions I work with. They were all very patient and helpful in those first weeks.  

Why did you want to work at Emmaus Bristol?

I strongly believe in taking a holistic, trauma informed approach when working with those who are vulnerably housed, and my values strongly align with those of Emmaus Bristol.  

What is your favourite thing about Emmaus Bristol and why?

We provide meaningful support through social prescribing.

In your opinion, what is the important thing people should know about Emmaus Bristol and why?

It is a self-sustaining, eco-friendly model where we recycle goods for the community and provide meaningful work and training for the companions.

Please share one thing you’re excited to work on at Emmaus Bristol and explain why

I’m working on providing cultural experiences for the companions by linking with other community organisations – it is a work in progress so that is all I can say at this stage. I am very excited at the potential it has!

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