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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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 2021
households in GB threatened with homelessness in 2021
-%
INCREASE OF PEOPLE FORCED ONTO STREETS IN GB LAST 5 YEARS
Number of people experiencing homelessness taken off the streets & put into hostels for COVID
-%
People experiencing homelessness 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 2021
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
FACING HOMELESSNESS

PRISON LEAVERS

PRISON POPULATION IN 2021
PRISON LEAVERS RELEASED ACROSS ENGLAND AND WALES PER YEAR
PRISONERS ON PROBATION
PRISONERS released without settled accommodation
%
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.

Only A Pavement Away & DSA Connect Urge Hospitality Businesses To Recycle Their Redundant It Equipment

Only A Pavement Away & DSA Connect Urge Hospitality Businesses To Recycle Their Redundant It Equipment

Many businesses and organisations can find themselves with redundant IT and telecoms equipment. This could be due to periodic equipment refreshes, downsizing or office relocations and closures.

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Interview with Emma Osman

Interview with Emma Osman

BII News' editor Kate Oppenheim speaks to Only A Pavement Away's ambassador, the Actress, Producer and Influencer, Emma Osman.

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Fintech Switching Service ‘Switch4Profit’ Initiates Fundraising Campaign For Only A Pavement Away

Fintech Switching Service ‘Switch4Profit’ Initiates Fundraising Campaign For Only A Pavement Away

Only A Pavement Away are delighted to announce that they have been selected by Switch4Profit Ltd (S4P) as their nominated Charity of the Year.

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Craft Union Pub Company has raised over £8,000 for Only A Pavement Away’s Winter Warmth Campaign

Craft Union Pub Company has raised over £8,000 for Only A Pavement Away’s Winter Warmth Campaign

Craft Union pubs and teams across the country have been busy donating and fundraising for Only A Pavement Away’s Winter Warmth campaign.

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Join Tom Aikens to Pedal for Pubs to raise money for people facing homelessness and financial hardship

Join Tom Aikens to Pedal for Pubs to raise money for people facing homelessness and financial hardship

Chef, Tom Aikens is inviting the hospitality sector to join him and industry colleagues in a virtual ‘Pedalling for Pubs UK Bike Ride’ to Jordan, Middle East, between 7-15 March 2022.

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Joos partners with Only A Pavement Away to further its effort to end homelessness

Joos partners with Only A Pavement Away to further its effort to end homelessness

Joos has partnered with OAPA to donate a portion of their rental fees in all hospitality venues to OAPA’s initiatives. Joos provide power bank rental stations to hospitality venues, allowing them to keep customers charged, completely for free!

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Pedalling For Pubs: Fundraising Total Closes In On £150,000 Milestone As March Jordan Challenge Approaches

Pedalling For Pubs: Fundraising Total Closes In On £150,000 Milestone As March Jordan Challenge Approaches

The amazing volunteer riders behind initiative Pedalling for Pubs: Cycle Jordan are fast closing in on the fundraising milestone of £150,000. Organisers say they expect to hit the total any day now, having reached £146,000 raised at the last count.

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Only A Pavement Away launches Employment Training Café Initiative Nationwide

Only A Pavement Away launches Employment Training Café Initiative Nationwide

Only A Pavement Away - the charity for the employment of those facing homelessness, prison leavers and veterans into careers within hospitality – has today announced it will be launching a series of employment training cafés in Spring 2022.

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Our Partners.

  • Asahi
  • CAPCO
  • Caterer
  • Crisis
  • Fleet Street Communications
  • Flow Training
  • Greene King
  • Hospitality Jobs UK
  • Kam Media
  • London Freemasons
  • Speciality Brands
  • Tom Aikens
  • Veterans' Foundation
  • Wellers