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Only a Pavement Away

We are the charity for the employment of people facing homelessness, prison leavers and veterans into careers in the hospitality industry. We act as the conduit between forward thinking hospitality employers who have access to our FOC jobs board and the charities and organisations who support people facing homelessness into work.



Registered charity no. 1178082

Member since August 2019

Latest News

Tom Aikens - Five Minute Feast Charity Cookbook is available to pre-order!

Tom Aikens - Five Minute Feast Charity Cookbook is available to pre-order!

The Tom Aikens Charity Cooking Challenge was created to help raise funding to support our members during the Covid-19 crisis. During the summer, over 200 participants took part in cooking a meal in five minutes, sharing their videos on social media with #FiveMinuteFeast and #HospitalityAgainstHomelessness and donating £5 to the Hospitality Against Homelessness campaign which raised £5000.

The Cookbook will be launched this Autumn and will feature 50 recipes, along with a unique QR code which will take readers to the original video of the dish being made by both celebrated professional chefs and the general public.

With sincere thanks to Caterer.com, Thomas Franks Ltd and Fraser Giles Partnership for their generous support in the production of the book which means that ALL funds raised from the sales will be used to help support 250 people facing homelessness into work in the hospitality industry this year.

Book costs £15*  *Excluding £2 Postage & Packing. Discounted to £12.50 for orders of 10+   TO PLACE YOUR ORDER PLEASE VISIT : www.onlyapavementaway.co.uk/cookbook

Fill A Flask 2021

Fill A Flask 2021

The ‘Fill A Flask’ campaign is designed and aims to distribute thermal flasks, one to each person sleeping rough. The distribution timeframe is specifically targeted for the beginning of summer, a time when many rough sleepers need a cold drink, the flasks are extremely durable and can therefore be used throughout the year. Since launching the campaign in 2018, we have distributed 6,000 flasks to rough sleepers in London, Manchester, Brighton, Birmingham and Norwich.

Dates confirmed: LONDON 7th July BRIGHTON 15th July NORWICH 22nd July MANCHESTER 4th August EDINBURGH 12th August  FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT www.onlyapavementaway.co.uk/fill-a-flask

Big Hug Brewing sign up to raise £5,000

Big Hug Brewing sign up to raise £5,000

We are delighted to welcome our first Work for Good supporters - Big Hug Brewing.

Big Hug Brewing, who work with selected brewing partners to help produce its beers, rather than having a home brewery of their own, has launched Pave The Way Pale Ale to help raise £5000 for us this year.

Pave The Way Pale Ale features an impactful illustration of a member of the OAPA scheme in slight superhero stance, empowered by his new job and the opportunities created by OAPA. The funds raised will help provide vital financial support to help people on the OAPA employment scheme with rent, travel and essential living expenses as they make their transition into independent living.