The charity for the employment of the homeless, ex-offenders and vulnerable veterans into careers within the hospitality industry.
STABILITY THROUGH EMPLOYMENT
The project was inspired by Greg & Gill Mangham’s refusal to accept that all people who are homeless or rough sleepers were in these situations due to some fault of their own or through some form of addiction. Many situations are the result of circumstances beyond the individual’s control. At the same time, there was an increasing awareness that the hospitality industry needed to employ a large number of team members to meet the needs of a growing industry.
It seemed only sensible to marry the need for new team members within the hospitality industry with those who, with the right opportunity, would be able to get their lives back on track. Greg then decided to use the knowledge and contacts he’d acquired during his 40 years in the industry to find a way to help those who had not been as fortunate as others. Throughout the design of the project there was always one underpinning realisation; that none of us are ever very far away from vulnerability.
HOSPITALITY AGAINST HOMELESSNESS
The Hospitality Against Homeless Campaign aims to bring together the hospitality industry in a focused effort providing emergency support to homeless people across London many of whom now include fellow hospitality industry colleagues who have found themselves homeless because of recent job losses, with meals, kitchen facilities/equipment and accommodation
Tom Aikens invites you to take part in The Charity Cookery Challenge!
We are thrilled that Tom Aikens, one of the UK’s most acclaimed and inspirational chefs, has teamed up with Only A Pavement Away by creating a fun challenge to help raise funds in support of our Hospitality Against Homelessness Campaign.
Hospitality Against Homelessness Campaign wins Most Dynamic Collaboration at the 2020 Hotel, Restaurant & Catering Awards
We are thrilled to announce that our Hospitality Against Homelessness Campaign won the Most Dynamic Collaboration category at this year’s Hotel, Restaurant & Catering Awards held (virtually) yesterday 22nd September 2020. OAPA was shortlisted alongside 5 other...
Following the success of the inaugural Fill a Flask campaign in 2019, 92 Only A Pavement Away volunteers in London and Brighton donated their time last week to fill and distribute 1,700 thermal flasks of cold water to homeless individuals who may lack access to...
Hospitality charity Only A Pavement Away has opened applications for a new first of its kind UK-wide Relationship Manager role, funded by national homeless charity Crisis. The new role, primarily based in London, will see the successful applicant support more than 100...
REGISTERED HOMELESS IN 2018 - AN INCREASE OF 4%
ROUGH SLEEPERS IN LONDON FOR 2018-19 - AN INCREASE OF 18%
ROUGH SLEEPERS IN GREAT BRITAIN - 49.2% INCREASE SINCE 2011
AVERAGE LIFE EXPECTANCY OF A WOMAN LIVING ON THE STREET
AVERAGE LIFE EXPECTANCY OF A MAN LIVING ON THE STREET
COST IN £ TO GOVERNMENT FOR EACH PERSON SLEEPING ROUGH
AVERAGE COST IN £ TO NHS PER HOMELESS PERSON
PRISON POPULATION IN 2018
EX-OFFENDERS RELEASED EACH YEAR
PRISONERS ON PROBATION
PRISONERS ON ROTL
OFFENDERS WHO WERE HOMELESS BEFORE OFFENDING
AN EMPLOYED EX-OFFENDER IS UP TO 67% LESS LIKELY TO REOFFEND
£46: THE DISCHARGE GRANT GIVEN TO PRISONERS ON LEAVING PRISON
IN P45 EMPLOYMENT ONE MONTH AFTER RELEASE
IN P45 EMPLOYMENT TWO YEARS AFTER RELEASE
VETERANS COPING WITH MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES
VETERANS IN PRISON
VETERANS ON PAROLE
VETERANS HAVE NO PERMANENT ADDRESS
VETERANS SLEEPING ROUGH
SOLUTION: THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY
VACANCIES IN PUB & RESTAURANT INDUSTRY BY 2024
WILL BE NEW POSITIONS
EMPLOYER IN THE UK
IN SALES PER YEAR*
* Bigger than automotive, pharmaceutical & aeronautics industries combined (£126 billion)