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Only a Pavement Away

Only a Pavement Away

Only a Pavement Away: Doesn't provide shelter Doesn't provide shelter
Only a Pavement Away: Provides guidance Provides guidance
Only a Pavement Away: Provides new skill learning Provides new skill learning
Only a Pavement Away: Doesn't accept time Doesn't accept time
Only a Pavement Away: Doesn't accept things Doesn't accept things
Only a Pavement Away: Doesn't accept money Doesn't accept money

Service Type

Help into employment and online learning

Operating Hours

9am - 5pm Mon - Fri

Eligibility & Referral

Any candidates referred must be introduced by a charity or organisation. To apply for a job the candidate must be work ready

Service Description

Only a Pavement Away (OAPA) is the charity for the employment of people facing homelessness, ex-offenders and veterans into careers within the hospitality industry.

Any candidates referred to Only a Pavement Away must be introduced by a charity or organisation. To apply for a job the candidate must be work ready (NI Number/right to work documentation and bank account). The charity must be able to offer up to 12 months of support for a candidate once employed.

Key functions & activities offered

Key functions include:

  • A jobs board that connects charity partners with more than 50 employers in hospitality.
  • Support to members, for example, through pay gap fund - topping up furloughed OAPA members pay to 100%.
  • A plan to introduce free online courses for members and candidates.