ONLY A PAVEMENT AWAY
ONLY A PAVEMENT AWAY
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.
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WHAT OTHERS SAY
VACANCIES IN PUB & RESTAURANT INDUSTRY BY 2024
ROUGH SLEEPERS IN LONDON FOR 2016 - AN INCREASE OF 16%
ROUGH SLEEPERS IN GREAT BRITAIN - 49.2% INCREASE SINCE 2011
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.
SOLUTION: THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY
£130 BILLION IN SALES
PER YEAR *
3RD LARGEST EMPLOYER
IN THE UK
* Bigger than automotive, pharmaceutical & aeronautics industries combined (£126 billion)
Homelessness Rough Sleeping Despondency Loneliness Isolation Lack of Self Esteem
Excitement Career Progression Belonging & Team Brighter Future Stability Security Self-Worth Fun & Enjoyment
Homelessness, Rough Sleeping, Despondency, Loneliness, Isolation and/or Lack of Self Esteem.
Excitement, Career Progression, Belonging & Team, Brighter Future, Stability, Security, Self-Worth, Fun and Enjoyment.
REGISTERED HOMELESS IN 2018
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
The OAPA inaugural conference held recently was a huge success! Here are a few photos on the day.
Only A Pavement Away (OAPA) – a charity set up to connect homeless individuals with hospitality employers – has partnered with two banking technology companies.
At a recent Hour of Lords event held by Cleansheet who helps ex offenders find jobs. I met with Prisons Minister Rory Stewart and Lord George Vestey, High Sheriff of Suffolk.
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