STABILITY THROUGH EMPLOYMENT.

Established in 2018, Only A Pavement Away aims to connect forward thinking employers in the hospitality industry and charities working with people facing or experiencing homelessness, prison leavers and veterans, to help place them into long term, stable employment.

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With thanks to your support, Only A Pavement Away has gone from strength to strength over the past 2 years. 2020 was a challenging year for everyone but with thanks to your ongoing generous support, we have been able to continue to grow and develop the charity as well as support those already on the programme through the lockdown crisis.

Over the next 12 months we want to support a further 250 vulnerable people into work giving each, the chance to forge a pathway to a brighter future.

Your continued support will ensure we can achieve this.

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The Problem.

There are many reasons why people are forced into homelessness such as lack of affordable housing, losing a job, mental health, leaving prison or the armed forces with no home to go to or escaping an abusive relationship.

There are many thousands of people facing or experiencing homelessness across the country today. Being ‘homeless’ can take many forms such as rough sleeping, people living in sheds, garages and other unconventional buildings, sofa surfing, hostels and unsuitable temporary accommodation such as B&Bs. (Ref: Crisis 2020)

In a country with the fifth largest economy, homelessness is a scandal – it is not acceptable. OAPA wants to help to change that.

HOMELESSNESS

REGISTERED HOMELESS IN 2020
households in GB threatened with homelessness in 2020
-%
INCREASE OF PEOPLE FORCED ONTO STREETS IN GB LAST 5 YEARS
Number of Homeless taken off the streets & put into hostels for COVID
-%
homeless people who have committed a crime to get off the streets
AVERAGE LIFE EXPECTANCY OF A WOMAN LIVING ON THE STREET
AVERAGE LIFE EXPECTANCY OF A MAN LIVING ON THE STREET
people died without a permanent home in 2020
COST IN £ TO GOVERNMENT TO SUPPORT A PERSON LIVING ON THE STREET
AVERAGE COST IN £ TO NHS TO PROVIDE CARE TO A PERSON LIVING ON THE STREET

VETERANS

VETERANS COPING WITH MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES
VETERANS IN PRISON
VETERANS ON PAROLE
VETERANS HAVE NO PERMANENT ADDRESS
VETERANS SLEEPING ROUGH

PRISON LEAVERS

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 87% LESS LIKELY TO REOFFEND
£
THE DISCHARGE GRANT GIVEN TO PRISONERS ON LEAVING PRISON
%
IN P45 EMPLOYMENT ONE MONTH AFTER RELEASE
%
IN P45 EMPLOYMENT TWO YEARS AFTER RELEASE
%
young offenders that have no accommodation to go to on release
%
reoffend within 2 years if they don’t have a job
%
of employers reject someone if they have a criminal record
billion - Reoffending cost to public per annum

Latest News.

Greggs launches new partnership with Only A Pavement Away

Greggs launches new partnership with Only A Pavement Away

New partnership coincides with National Inclusion Week and supports the Greggs Pledge initiatives around embracing diversity

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Only A Pavement Away and Tom Aikens toast Cook & Dine Event as amount raised hits £21,000

Only A Pavement Away and Tom Aikens toast Cook & Dine Event as amount raised hits £21,000

Industry charity Only A Pavement Away and a cast of many top hospitality folk – including celebrated chef Tom Aikens, UKHospitality CEO Kate Nicholls, BBPA CEO Emma McClarkin and BII CEO Steve Alton – are lifting a glass after its annual Cook and Dine event yesterday raised more than £21,000.

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Only A Pavement Away receives £30,000 grant from the Veterans' Foundation

Only A Pavement Away receives £30,000 grant from the Veterans' Foundation

We are delighted to confirm that have been awarded a £30,000 grant from the Veterans' Foundation to help us provide a dedicated role within the team to help connect veterans facing or at risk of homelessness into jobs in hospitality.

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National Outdoor Advertising Campaign helps to promote Only A Pavement Away to hospitality businesses across the UK

National Outdoor Advertising Campaign helps to promote Only A Pavement Away to hospitality businesses across the UK

A new outdoor advertising campaign developed for Only A Pavement Away by London based ad agency Droga5, has been successfully delivered across 1500 billboard and digital advertising sites across the UK.

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Could ex-offenders help to fill the hospitality skills shortage??

Could ex-offenders help to fill the hospitality skills shortage??

Joshua Jarvis, Wing Shack and Greg Mangham, Only A Pavement Away – Caterer.com Recruiting in Hospitality podcast

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Flat Iron Square Donates Almost £20,000 To Only A Pavement Away

Flat Iron Square Donates Almost £20,000 To Only A Pavement Away

Flat Iron Square Donates Almost £20,000 To Charity By Auctioning Off Tables for Euro 2020 Final.

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Only A Pavement Away Launches Charity Cookbook with Tom Aikens

Only A Pavement Away Launches Charity Cookbook with Tom Aikens

Following its successful #FiveMinuteFeast cookery competition, the hospitality against homelessness charity, Only a Pavement Away, is launching its new cookbook in partnership with charity ambassador and Michelin Star Chef, Tom Aikens, featuring recipes from the social media challenge.

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Only A Pavement Away has partnered with Hotel360

Only A Pavement Away has partnered with Hotel360

It’s official! Only A Pavement Away has partnered with Hotel360, the UK’s leading hospitality event dedicated to increasing hotel businesses’ growth and profitability.

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Our Partners.

  • Asahi
  • Caterer
  • CPL Training
  • Crisis
  • Fleet Street Communications
  • Flow Training
  • Fraser Giles Partnership
  • Greene King
  • Hospitality Jobs UK
  • Isla Foundation
  • London Freemasons
  • On-Trade Consultancy
  • Polaris Elements
  • Tom Aikens
  • Veterans' Foundation
  • Wellers