PATHWAY TO A CAREER AND A BRIGHTER FUTURE

ONLY
A PAVEMENT AWAY

ONLY A
PAVEMENT AWAY

Creating an effective conduit between employers in the hospitality industry and those charities/associations whose main aim is to support the homeless, ex-offenders and ex-service personnel reintegrate back into society.

ABOUT US

Building the future

ONLY A PAVEMENT AWAY is a charity founded by representatives from the hospitality industry. We act as a conduit to help those people struggling to get into work overcome hurdles by finding jobs within the hospitality, pub and restaurant industry.

Our initial focus was on helping the Homeless and those sleeping rough including those having to “sofa hop” we now work with ex-service personnel, ex-offenders and those with learning difficulties.

Our aim is to act as a conduit to employment whilst negating the need for people to face an existence of living on the streets. We believe that everyone deserves an opportunity and a chance to forge a career. Our industry is an exciting one built on people.

VACANCIES IN PUB & RESTAURANT INDUSTRY BY 2024

ROUGH SLEEPERS IN 2016 - AN INCREASE OF 16%

JOBS TO BE FILLED IN OUR 1ST YEAR *

* Together with our industry partners and employers, we aim to fill 500 jobs within the first 12 months. 

We are not a recruitment agency and solely focus on helping those on the project find work. Outside of the moral benefits, the project is underpinned by a strong commercial and financial benefit to the hospitality, pub & restaurant industry whilst reducing the ever increasing strain on funding required for those who find themselves in such extreme circumstances.

Homeless charity, Crisis, have worked with us from the very beginning to ensure that the standards required to help someone return to work are adhered to and are in no way compromised. For those who are on the project but are not/ nor are in danger of being homeless or sleeping rough then the same high standards apply. The funds raised by ONLY A PAVEMENT AWAY will be used to support those returning to work, supplement the resources required by the charities/associations to manage the project and promote the jobs available.

The ethos of the project is based on a very simple concept, that no matter who or where you are, you are ONLY A PAVEMENT AWAY:

FROM

Homelessness
Rough Sleeping
Despondency
Loneliness
Isolation
Lack of Self Esteem

TO

Excitement
Career Progression
Belonging & Team
Brighter Future
Stability
Security
Self-Worth
Fun & Enjoyment

FROM

Homelessness, Rough Sleeping, Despondency, Loneliness, Isolation and/or Lack of Self Esteem.

TO

Excitement, Career Progression, Belonging & Team, Brighter Future, Stability, Security, Self-Worth, Fun and Enjoyment.

AVERAGE LIFE EXPECTANCY OF A WOMAN LIVING ON THE STREET

AVERAGE LIFE EXPECTANCY OF A MAN LIVING ON THE STREET

PRISON POPULATION IN 2018

%

VETERANS IN PRISON

NUMBER OF VETERANS IN PRISON

PEOPLE SENT TO PRISON IN 2017*

* 71% non violent. 47% served 6 months or less

%

AN EMPLOYED EX-OFFENDER IS UP TO 67% LESS LIKELY TO REOFFEND

RELEASED ON TEMP LICENSE**

** In 2016 only 1467 offenders were released on Temporary License

%

OFFENDERS WHO WERE HOMELESS BEFORE OFFENDING

£46: THE DISCHARGE GRANT GIVEN TO PRISONERS ON LEAVING PRISON

No matter who or where you are,
you are ONLY A PAVEMENT AWAY

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