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GAUCHO helped make a difference

GAUCHO helped make a difference

“We just wanted to say a huge thank you from the HR Team for a wonderful morning volunteering for your Winter Warmth campaign! We felt privileged to be part of such a worthy initiative and hopefully helped make a difference to rough sleepers this Winter!” – Sophie,...

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Cook and Dine Press Release

Cook and Dine Press Release

Calling all Drinks, Food and Catering Specialists – sponsorship opportunities available! Only A Pavement Away and Tom Kerridge launch Cook and DineDate: Wednesday 29 January 2020Time: 1pm - 4pm Only A Pavement Away (OAPA) and Chef Tom Kerridge, are excited to announce...

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Caterer.com talks about recruitment and OAPA

Caterer.com talks about recruitment and OAPA

Listen to Caterer.com talking with Greg (Only A Pavement Away), Janine (The Ivy Collection) and Dulal (Crisis) around employment of vulnerable groups; the homeless, ex-offenders and veterans. In the current recruitment climate, what are the benefits for the UK...

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Fill-A-Flask Featured On I Love Manchester

Fill-A-Flask Featured On I Love Manchester

 Only A Pavement Away made an impact on Manchester recently when a group of 80 volunteers from Thaikhun, Gaucho, The Ivy, Malmaison and Casual Dining Group handed out 1400 reusable flasks on the streets of Manchester.  Home Sweet Home, BrewDog, and Sandinista helped...

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Fill A Flask Event A Huge Success

Fill A Flask Event A Huge Success

The ‘Fill A Flask’ campaign has been a huge success! The campaign involved distributing reusable flasks of chilled water to rough sleepers to help them stay hydrated, whilst sparing the use of thousands of plastic water bottles this summer. Many volunteers from...

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Guidance from Government

Guidance from Government

GUIDANCE FROM GOVERNMENTOver 300 businesses across the UK are benefitting from employing prisons and employing ex-offenders. Read more about how you can unlock opportunity to fill your vacancies in the new Ministry of Justice employer guide.

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Disability Confident Committed

Disability Confident Committed

Disability Confident CommittedOnly A Pavement Away has signed up to become more Disability Confident.Through Disability Confident, we are working with employers to ensure that disabled people and those with long term health conditions have the opportunities to fulfil...

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Swanbourne Music Festival

Swanbourne Music Festival

Swanbourne Music Festival returns to the Buckinghamshire countryside on Sunday 25 August 2019, and has announced that their headliners will be The Zutons.  facebooktwitterlinkedininstagram

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The Benefits of Employing Ex-Offenders – Case Study

The Benefits of Employing Ex-Offenders – Case Study

Over 300 business around the UK are already employing ex-offenders, but why should you consider employing an ex-offender? What are the benefits? Statistics show that if ex-offenders are able to secure employment on release, the chance of re-offending decreases. This...

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Young’s Scotch Egg Challenge Assists OAPA

Young’s Scotch Egg Challenge Assists OAPA

The fiercely fought, Scotch Egg Challenge organised by Young's is a much-valued opportunity for chefs and their teams from pubs and restaurants all around the country to come together in a spirit of camaraderie and collaboration. This year, Ali Borer from Smoking Goat...

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Cleansheet House of Lords Events

Cleansheet House of Lords Events

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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A Step In The Right Direction

A Step In The Right Direction

With Brexit threatening to worsen the already difficult process of finding staff, some operators are looking to alternative resource pools. Georgi Gyton spoke to businesses using hospitality charity Only A Pavement Away about how the process works and the...

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Accept Cards Press Release

Accept Cards Press Release

“More great news for OAPA, AcceptCards are to support the OAPA programme with an initiative where AcceptCards provide a free card payments review for all businesses in the leisure sector, which means with 100% of the cost savings and benefits retained by...

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OAPA Launch A Huge Success

OAPA Launch A Huge Success

WE LAUNCHED!! OAPA was established to help those on the streets, or people who are 'sofa surfing’ find employment by creating an effective conduit between employers in the hospitality industry and organisations supporting the homeless, ex-offenders and ex-service...

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House of Lords Debates Homelessness

House of Lords Debates Homelessness

Only A Pavement Away was mentioned by Lord Smith of Hindhead in a debate regarding homelessness. Herewith his contribution in the debate: Lord Smith of Hindhead (Con) My Lords, I too thank the noble Baroness, Lady Smith, for introducing this important and...

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OAPA to Support Sheriff of Suffolk

OAPA to Support Sheriff of Suffolk

Another big step forward for our prisoner reintegration strategy as OAPA will be working with and supporting George Vestey DL, The High Sheriff of Suffolk in helping those leaving prison find a job in hospitality.

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