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.

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

FEATURED EVENT

Tom Aikens invites you to take part in The Charity Cookery Challenge!

We are thrilled that Tom Aikens, one of the UK’s most acclaimed and inspirational chefs, has teamed up with Only A Pavement Away by creating a fun challenge to help raise funds in support of our Hospitality Against Homelessness Campaign. 

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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

%

IN P45 EMPLOYMENT ONE MONTH AFTER RELEASE

%

IN P45 EMPLOYMENT TWO YEARS AFTER RELEASE

%

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

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)