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Without our charity partners we wouldn’t be able to do what we do.
The support and collaboration allows Only A Pavement Away to not only succeed as a conduit to employment but also as a supporting framework in helping people regain stability in their lives.
In collaborating with our charity partners we provide those on the project with training, employment and housing.
Without Caritas Anchor House I might not still be around. They gave me back who I am, and probably a little bit more. I’ve achieved so much, and I couldn’t be more proud.” – Debbie, resident of Caritas Anchor House
Caritas Anchor House is a residential and life skills centre for single homeless adults in Newham. The borough has the highest level of homelessness than anywhere else in the country, and there is more demand for our services than ever before.
We do more than simply put a roof over people’s heads. Our mission is to ensure that those who walk through our doors grow in confidence and move towards leading independent, fulfilling lives. We support our residents to address the causes of their homelessness, and to overcome any barriers they may face by providing education, guidance and personal rehabilitation through our dedicated Aspirations Programme.
We’re proud to act as a beacon of hope, and each year we help over 250 people turn their lives around and move on from homelessness.
No one should become homeless, and we’re passionate that those who do receive the support and care they need to ensure they do not have to face it again.
To find out more, please visit www.caritasanchorhouse.org.uk
Central London Works is an employability programme designed for people with disabilities and health conditions to gain sustainable employment across 12 Central London boroughs. Participants can be referred from job centre plus or via their local council and will be assigned a dedicated caseworker who will support with all areas of employability including financial better off calculations, CV’s, applications, interview support, motivation & confidence. Working alongside our caseworkers, participants can attend Health Educator Workshops on topics such as good sleep, nutrition, stress managements, pilates and many more wellbeing sessions. Our in house health team also includes practitioners from both physical and mental health disciplines, so participants get one to one support from a health professional, in addition to working with their caseworker. We also work with external organisations who can offer other specialist interventions to support people on their journey back to work such as social & sports groups, volunteering, debt advice etc. www.centrallondonworks.co.uk.
The sorts of costs we will cover for our participants include but aren’t necessarily limited to:
It’s worth noting with financial matters we do quite an in depth ‘Better Off Calculation’ with all participants whereby we look at current outgoings and eligibility to certain benefits, the programme we use can then calculate, when we add a scenario such as 25 hours per week of work at £8.90 an hour, whether that person will have more money in their pocket taking that job and by how much. We will also then support people with applying for any in work benefits or change of circumstance notifications to job centre and councils to ensure a smooth a transition to work as possible.
Centrepoint is the UK’s leading youth homelessness charity. We provide young people with accommodation, health support and life skills to get them back into education, training and employment.
Ever since Centrepoint was founded in a church basement in Soho, we’ve focused on improving the lives of homeless young people. Thanks to our amazing supporters, we’re now able to reach 10,000 homeless young people each year.
DENS aim is to be the first port of call for people in Dacorum who are facing homelessness, poverty and social exclusion; to support and empower them to take the next positive step in their lives.
They ensure individuals and families have access to emergency accommodation, food and provisions. They provide a range of accommodation options to support people to move on and sustain their own tenancy as well as provide advice and training, empowering people to develop skills and confidence to build a better future and be an active member of their community.
Their integrated services include:
The Elms, a 44-bed hostel providing emergency and short-term accommodation, DENS Day Centre – providing a daytime haven, advice, shower and a hot meal, DENS Move On Service – providing support for a move into more independent living, DENS Dacorum Foodbank – providing emergency food supplies and household provisions and DENS Warehouse, providing affordable furniture for the community.
We work closely with both employers and ex-offenders within our local prisons and take great care to match the skills to the opportunities we have secured.
We focus on building the inmates’ confidence and helping them to get the tools they need to take these work opportunities. This can change the lives of not only that person and their family, but it also impacts the wider community for the better.
We have enabled many ex-offenders to secure work, and it is very encouraging to see more and more employers willing to consider recruitment from this hidden talent pool of people. This is why we are excited to get involved with Only a Pavement Away – because it will help us to assist more people and reduce their risk of ending up homeless on release.
Fat Macy’s trains aspiring chefs to serve up food with heart, creating a recipe that helps young Londoners make the journey from hostel to home.
Fat Macy’s is a social enterprise committed to providing opportunities for young Londoners living in homeless hostel accommodation. We run supper club events and in-hostel training to create a framework through which participants can overcome the financial barriers preventing them from moving into rented accommodation, whilst gaining valuable work experience and giving them the confidence to challenge the perception of homelessness.
Fat Macy’s combines excellent food with social enterprise expertise – creating a unique model that not only serves delicious food to Londoners, but constructs a much-needed pathway from hostel to home for our trainees. We have already been recognised by the Beyond Business programme in partnership with Investec bank, the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, the Shackleton Leaders award, UnLtd and O2 Think Big.
Our pathway begins with a five day in-hostel training bootcamp in catering, hospitality and employability. All trainees who complete the programme will leave with a Level 2 Food Hygiene qualification, the experience of positive psychology coaching, one-to-one support in CV writing, covering letters and interview tips, and basic catering and hospitality training.
Those who are accepted onto the Fat Macy’s volunteer traineeship are then given 150 hours of work experience at Fat Macy’s supper clubs and catering events, providing work experience and further training. As trainees complete certain time milestones (50, 100, 125 hours) they are eligible to apply for two forms of photographic identification, a month’s travel pass and work uniform to facilitate the journey to independent living.
Once trainees reach 150 hours they are eligible to apply for a housing deposit grant of £1200, which is paid directly to the landlord.
Future Living Hertford offers a whole family approach
Addressing all the needs surrounding addiction and domestic abuse, both for adults and young people – with the clients at the centre. The programmes will engage with the emotional areas of clients journey’s helping them to repair their lives.
This will include:
Daily Group Therapy, Relaxation & Meditation, Specialised Groups & Family Groups.
Weekly one to one counselling – We make a charge for this service to support our charity, which ranges from £5 to £25 per session dependent upon circumstances
Kick It – Young Peoples project
Drop In Centre every Wednesday for advice and support
Community Café open every Wednesday.
Art & Craft Therapy where clients can express themselves in a variety of media.
Education and Retraining for employment.
Education : GCSE study in Maths & English
City & Guilds Study in I.T skills
Group therapy for female survivors of abuse and assault
We’re Glass Door Homeless Charity, London’s largest open-access network of emergency winter shelters and support services for men and women affected by homelessness. Our vision is a world where no one has to sleep on the streets of London, and we’re working every day to achieve this. By partnering with churches to provide shelter and support, Glass Door is committed to supporting people get—and stay—off the street.
We believe everyone has inherent dignity and we welcome those who turn to us as our guests.
We are open to all, space permitting. We do not require our guests to fill in long, complicated forms or prove they have a local connection to gain access to our services.
As an independent charity that receives no funding that impedes our open access policy, it is thanks to the support of individuals, partners, churches, community groups, businesses and trusts and foundations that we can continue to provide shelter and support to those who need it most.
Oxfordshire Homeless Movement are a partnership of the many organisations working to ensure that nobody has to sleep rough on the streets of Oxfordshire.
They aim to bring greater visibility to all Oxfordshire’s work in this area, guiding volunteers, supporters and homeless people alike to the actions or services they’re looking for.
Providence Row tackles the root causes of homelessness in London’s East End, helping people get off, and stay off, the streets. We’re a one-stop shop of advisory, recovery and training opportunities for those who need it most. Our Advice and Support team supports people with housing, money and health issues.
Meanwhile our Learning and Wellbeing programme help people renew skills, confidence and healthier relationships with the people in their lives. Our Reset (Outreach and Referral team) is a free service offered to residents in Tower Hamlets to help people reduce their alcohol and/or drug dependency and runs a needle exchange service.
Finally our training schemes in gardening, catering and baking as well as our ‘Working on It’ employability programme are fun, structured and supportive ways of gaining a qualification, building your CV and getting back into work.
Room to Reward is a unique charity created to give something back to those volunteers who do so much, for so many. All over the U.K., there are hundreds of thousands of people making a difference where it’s needed most, people whose words, deeds and actions make the world a better place. Room to Reward enables registered charities to give something back to these inspirational individuals with a well-earned break at no cost to themselves.
Room to Reward partners with hotels across the U.K who donate their anticipated unsold rooms to the scheme. Charities are then invited to nominate their Hidden Heroes for a 1-2 night, bed and breakfast, complimentary break to enjoy with a friend/loved one.
Hotels throughout the country – as well as properties in Europe – have joined the initiative, helping to say ‘thank you’ to society’s Hidden Heroes and celebrating the difference they make.
Find out more at www.roomtoreward.org.
School of Hard Knocks uses rugby and other high-impact sport to help change behaviour and help people achieve what they want from their lives. School of Hard Knocks began with delivery to unemployed adults, and it remains the core of our work today. We are passionate about achieving our mission of empowering people to fully realise their potential and we deliver life-changing eight-week programmes to adults in challenging circumstances.
School of Hard Knocks delivers programmes aimed at pupils between the age of 13 and 16, who have been subject to exclusion in the past, are educationally disengaged or face possible permanent exclusion. The main reason for permanent exclusion is persistent disruptive behaviour, which accounts for a third of all exclusions, but we also work on causes like low confidence, poor self-control, difficulties with social cohesion and problems communicating effectively.
Stoll is the leading provider of supported housing for vulnerable and disabled Veterans. We provide affordable, high-quality housing and support services to over 600 people each year. But we are more than bricks and mortar – we also provide life-changing support to Veterans including, employability, mental health and over 70 different vocational and training activities. Our work enables ex-Service personnel to lead fulfilling, independent lives.
The Feed run a community café and catering social enterprise in Norwich, from where they also run training courses and provide work experience for people who face a barrier to employment. We teach them the skills required to work within catering & hospitality, they will obtain food hygiene level 2 and we help them to build of their confidence and motivation. We also provide our clients with one to one support and coaching around well-being & employment. Our focus is on getting people who have been long term unemployed back into the workplace to help them lead more fulfilling lives.
The House of St Barnabas is a social enterprise members’ club and Employment Academy that exists to help people break the cycle of homelessness. The profit generated by the members’ club is gifted to the Employment Academy, which offers training, work experience and real jobs, all within the walls of the Grade 1 listed “House of Charity” at 1 Greek Street.
Established in 2010, Walking With The Wounded supports a pathway for vulnerable veterans to re-integrate back into society and sustain their independence. At the heart of this journey is employment.
We recognise the inherent skills of our armed service personnel and want to complement these qualities, as well as provide support to transfer their skills into the civilian workplace. We offer assistance through our programmes to those vulnerable veterans who have been physically, mentally or socially disadvantaged by their service and assist them in sustaining their independence through new sustainable careers outside of the military. This includes providing support to homeless veterans and veterans in the Criminal Justice System, areas which are too often ignored. The outcome? Sustainable employment and independence for them and their families.
Well Grounded runs a series of Speciality Coffee Training Academies for vulnerable adults. We provide free technical training and accreditation, employability, social and emotional wellbeing support, alongside a mentorship and coaching programme. Well Grounded’s aftercare programme transitions Graduates into work in the coffee industry and provides an ongoing wellbeing, networking and skills based training programme.
Find out more at www.wellgroundedjobs.co.uk