Roughly 1 in 3 of Social Bite’s staff have struggled with homelessness.
In our experience a job can be incredibly transformative. It gives you purpose in life. You are trusted with responsibilities. You can earn money for yourself and your family. You develop friendships and relationships with colleagues and customers. A job is something that most of us take for granted, but for homeless people it can seem like an impossible dream.
At Social Bite we have pioneered the way for homeless people to use employment as the central means of re-integrating into society and supporting themselves.
We have developed our Social Bite Academy programme that provides highly supported employment and volunteering opportunities to people affected by homelessness. In 16-17, we directly employed 30 people with a background of homelessness and/or other complex needs in our social enterprise. In addition, we supported 22 people affected by homelessness to volunteer. This work has generated successful outcomes in terms of providing jobs within our own social enterprise, supporting people to find gainful employment elsewhere, supporting people to access housing and to leave happier, healthier and more independent lives.
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