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Only A Pavement Away Charity

Every new client we switch is more than a transaction

Switch4Profit are proud to have been accepted as an official partner for Only a Pavement Away and its projects from February 2022 onwards.

How can you help?

Request a no cost, no obligation consultation and review of the way you accept payments into your business (EPOS, credit card terminals, QR Codes or Apps) and if we can provide a better solution and save you money as part of the process then Only A Pavement Away benefits.

At least 5% of our upfront supplier income (excludes NTC) is donated to Only a Pavement Away. 

Established in 2018, Only A Pavement Away aims to connect forward thinking employers in the hospitality industry and charities working with people facing or experiencing homelessness, prison leavers and veterans, to help place them into long term, stable employment.

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In a country with the fifth largest economy, homelessness is a scandal – it is not acceptable. Only A Pavement Away wants to help to change that.

The problem

There are many thousands of people facing or experiencing homelessness across the country today and, there are many reasons why people are forced into homelessness such as lack of affordable housing, losing a job, mental health, leaving prison or the armed forces with no home to go to, or escaping an abusive relationship.

Being ‘homeless’ can take many forms such as rough sleeping, people living in sheds, garages and other unconventional buildings, sofa surfing, hostels and unsuitable temporary accommodation such as B&Bs. (Ref: Crisis 2020)

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Only A Pavement Away helped me to get a job as a commis chef in a prestigious organisation. They supported me financially during the 2nd and 3rd lockdown, and also helped with my accommodation issues. Honestly, with OAPA, I could have gone into mental depression and despairs. It was truly amazing to find out that in these stressful times, we're going through. Only A Pavement Away works for the homeless.

Adam, OAPA Member

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Stability through employment

Only A Pavement Away was established by hospitality industry consultant, Greg Mangham & his wife Gill, on World Homeless Day, 10th October 2018, to help those facing homelessness, prison leavers and veterans, find employment in the hospitality industry. 

 

To date, the charity has placed 170 members into work, adding an approximate value of £4.2 million to the economy through reduced support, financial independence and household expenditure. The charity’s free bespoke hospitality jobs board, connects with over 90 hospitality operators that are seeking hard working and committed employees directly with over 80 charities who represent candidates that are seeking employment in hospitality.

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The charity has also facilitated over c£1.6million of food & drink products into homeless shelters across the UK during the pandemic, all through the generosity of the industry. 



The charity has ambitious plans in place to help a further 250 people - who are either experiencing or at risk of homelessness - into work by the end of 2022.

 

When you switch therefore, you are not only making the right decision for your business, you are changing lives forever!

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