The charity for the employment of the homeless, ex-offenders and vulnerable veterans into careers within the hospitality industry.

STABILITY THROUGH EMPLOYMENT

Our Story

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.

The idea

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.

FEATURED EVENT

Winter Warmth Campaign 2020

Winter adds to the horrors of having to sleep rough. A simple gesture can help to make things a little better. The donation of a coat, a blanket and/or a sleeping bag can help keep someone warm this winter and so this year we are delighted to be running the second Winter Warmth Campaign to help many hundreds of rough sleepers across London, Brighton & Manchester.

LONDON 11th November
BRIGHTON 12th November
MANCHESTER 26th November

FEATURED CAMPAIGN

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

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LATEST NEWS

Only A Pavement Away Distributes Donations Worth Over £500,000 Through Hospitality Against Homelessness Campaign And Reflects On Achievements During Lockdown

Only A Pavement Away Distributes Donations Worth Over £500,000 Through Hospitality Against Homelessness Campaign And Reflects On Achievements During Lockdown

Hospitality charity Only A Pavement Away is delighted to announce it has distributed donations worth over £500,000 through its Hospitality Against Homelessness campaign since launching the initiative earlier this year at the height of the COVID-19 lockdown....

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THE PROBLEM

HOMELESS

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

EX OFFENDERS

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

VETERANS COPING WITH MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES

VETERANS IN PRISON

VETERANS ON PAROLE

VETERANS HAVE NO PERMANENT ADDRESS

VETERANS SLEEPING ROUGH

SOLUTION: THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY

1.3 MILLION

VACANCIES IN PUB & RESTAURANT INDUSTRY BY 2024

300000

WILL BE NEW POSITIONS

3RD LARGEST

EMPLOYER IN THE UK

£130 BILLION

IN SALES PER YEAR*

3.2 MILLION

DIRECT JOBS

2.8 MILLION

INDIRECT JOBS

* Bigger than automotive, pharmaceutical & aeronautics industries combined (£126 billion)