for people and planet
Case study:ROUGH SLEEPERS
work experience for rough sleepers
Originally from Somalia, where he escaped the civil war, we met Mussi during our Monday night food service.
Mussi was sleeping on the steps of the building opposite us, so we felt it only fitting that we would offer him a placement. He was shy at first, but as his confidence grew, he opened up and became one of the stars at work.
Mussi has had a tough time since he came to the UK. The shelter he was residing in became unsafe as he suffered discrimination; at one point, all his belongings were stolen from him, and he was intimidated into leaving. A situation made more poignant since he had already fled his home as Al Shabaab took over South Somalia.
Case study: EX OFFENDERS
BREAKING THE CYCLE
We know from experience that homelessness has a pipeline. There are many ways a person can find themselves experiencing homelessness, but there can be some very common markers.
A childhood spent in care, some time spent either in the forces or in prison.
Case study:SE DEVELOPMENT
Since starting in November 2012, Harry Specters have helped a total number of 310 people with autism. Alongside this, they’ve supported 155 carers/parents, making their lives just that little bit easier.
Autistic people contribute to the business in different ways. They do real work in real jobs, from making, packing and selling chocolates to working in administration, design, and photography. Through this work, they’ve all learnt new skills resulting in increased confidence, hope, and aspirations for their future.
As part of the procurement, Ethstat worked with Harry Specters to help eliminate plastic in all their packaging.