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.
COVID RESOURCE HUB
We understand that Covid-19 has had a huge impact on the hospitality industry leading to reduced hours, capped wages, redundancy, and job insecurity. The CRH has been introduced to help hospitality workers, who have been impacted by Covid 19, navigate the resources available to them. The aim is for those facing hardship during the pandemic to access this support and act as a possible preventative measure against long term unemployment and homelessness.
SERVE OUR SOUP CHALLENGE
Our SOS Challenge – in association with our OAPA Ambassador Tom Aikens, is encouraging everyone to get creative in the kitchen and make a five ingredient soup to help raise awareness and funds for our Hospitality Against Homelessness campaign. All eligible recipes will be judged by Tom – for a chance to win 2 tickets to our 2021 Cook & Dine Lunch and have your winning soup as part of the menu on the day!
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
COVENT GARDEN LAUNCHES CHARITY AUCTION ‘GIFT FOR GOOD’ TO SUPPORT HOMELESS CHARITY ONLY A PAVEMENT AWAY THIS CHRISTMAS
Covent Garden will auction over 40 incredible lots with a value exceeding £9,000; all proceeds going to Only A Pavement Away to help the homeless this Christmas Bidders can win an exclusive cooking masterclass with Darjeeling Express founder and chef Asma Khan, or a...
Only a Pavement Away, the charity that supports people who are facing homelessness into jobs within hospitality, is raising funds through a new campaign, the ‘SOS Challenge – which, in association with Tom Aikens, is encouraging everyone to get creative in the...
Only A Pavement Away prepares for its Annual Winter Warmth Campaign to support homeless across the UK
The hospitality industry has, arguably, been hit hardest by the coronavirus pandemic this year. Only A Pavement Away, the hospitality charity that gets the homeless, vulnerable veterans and ex-offenders back into work, is launching its second annual Winter Warmth...
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)