Only A Pavement Away expands reach to Scotland and Manchester

By Rebecca Weller

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Significant step: Only A Pavement Away expands its reach to cover Scotland and Manchester
Significant step: Only A Pavement Away expands its reach to cover Scotland and Manchester

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Only A Pavement Away has expanded its reach to cover Scotland and Manchester

The industry charity, which supports those facing homelessness find employment in the hospitality sector, said the move marked a “significant step” towards its ambition to operate nationwide, leveraging “existing partnerships” to expand its reach.

It added the opportunity to expand into Scotland and the north of England had been bolstered by the onboarding of two new relationship managers in Manchester and one in Scotland, which had been “vital”.

Broadening network 

Also supporting the expansion into Scotland, has been the launch of a ‘learning kitchen’ within HMP Grampian to help people in custody develop the skills to work in professional kitchens upon their release, funded by Aberdeenshire Council and supported by Greene King as well as Only A Pavement Away.

The expansion builds on the charity’s presence in London and the South of England, where it has helped more 490 people rebuild their lives and reintegrate into society through employment in the hospitality sector.

Charity CEO and founder Greg Mangham said: “We are thrilled to be taking steps to broaden our network and build our incredible team, helping us to offer as much support as possible to those facing homelessness across the UK.

Growing infrastructure 

“Support from great referral charities and employer partners that operate in regions where we are growing our infrastructure, is vital for us to continue to offer our services to more communities.

“With this in mind, I would like to offer a big thank you to Greene King. Expanding into Scotland and Manchester is a huge moment for us, but this really is just the start. Please do get in touch if you believe you can help Only A Pavement Away.”

Earlier this year, Mangham said he was “beyond grateful” for the fundraising efforts of Pedalling For Pubs,​ which had raised £400k for the Only A Pavement Away and the Licensed Trade Charity.  

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