UK, September 2022
Homelessness can affect anybody.
It can take many forms - from rough sleeping to sofa surfing or living in hostels or other temporary accommodation - and can be a key barrier in someone securing employment.
Only A Pavement Away helps those experiencing homelessness, vulnerable veterans and prison leavers to become “job ready.”
The charity supports those who are facing homelessness - and thus struggling to find work - by offering training programs, financial support and career opportunities within the hospitality industry.
With labour shortages affecting hospitality businesses across the UK and the globe, the work Greg and Gill Mangham and their team do is more vital than ever and we are honoured to support Only A Pavement Away as our UK charity partner.
Mr Yum CEO and co-founder Kim Teo says hospitality is an industry that will always have people at its heart.
“Providing pathways into work delivers dignity and purpose to those facing homelessness and by doing so helps in creating the dynamic and thriving industry we all love,” she says.
“One of our company mantras is Here to Serve - which means we’re customer focused and lead with empathy for the industry - and the vital work Only A Pavement Away does in connecting people with hospitality employment across the UK completely embodies this value.
“Our team is looking forward to taking part in the key Cook & Dine fundraising event in September and supporting the charity throughout the year ahead.”
Only A Pavement Away has the goal to help 1000 people facing homelessness into employment in the next five years. Along with more than 100 forward-thinking hospitality partners that have already helped the charity place more than 200 members into work, Mr Yum is committed to helping Only A Pavement Away achieve this important mission.
For more information or to register interest in becoming an employment partner: onlyapavementaway.co.uk