Only a Pavement Away CIO

Veterans Life Skills Hub

The life skills hub will be a centre to support veterans being rehoused and re-employed on how to live independently, focusing on their skills & traditions whilst developing their employability skills and giving them the support to forge new careers within hospitality.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1178082)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£12,000

Amount raised

£7,606

Donations

21

Championed by Monday Charitable Trust

    Categories

  • Armed Forces/Emergency ServicesArmed Forces/Emergency Services
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Homeless/RefugeHomeless/Refuge

    Helping

  • General Public/HumankindGeneral Public/Humankind

Location

United Kingdom

Situation

Today there are c. 6,000 veterans with no permanent address and a shocking 50,000 veterans are coping with mental health issues. Over 3,000 veterans are in prison & on release many face homelessness. At the same time, there is an increasing need for the hospitality industry to employ a large number of team members with strong work ethics and a desire to succeed to meet the demands of a growing industry and recovery from COVID.

Solution

We help people facing or at risk of homelessness find new long term stable careers in hospitality. To date we have placed 100 people into jobs. The veterans life skills hub will be a centre to support veterans being rehoused & re-employed on how to live independently, whilst developing their employability skills and giving them the tools, they need to get back on their feet. The hub is a 3 week programme led by our veterans advisor, retired Royal Marine, Major Scotty Mills.