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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. 

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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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

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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Archer Trust Donates £2,000 to OAPA

The Archer Trust has donated £2000.00 to the OAPA programme. The Archer Trust was set up in 1994 in memory of Ronnie Archer, who rose through the ranks of Unilever to become Vice-Chairman.

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OAPA/MoJ Press Release

Only a Pavement Away: Creating an effective conduit between employers in the hospitality industry and organisations supporting the homeless, ex-offenders and ex-service personnel. We are helping individuals reintegrate back into society through employment...

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