The Concept is Simple “Providing a Private Sector solution to a Public Sector problem” The Howarth Foundation’s initiative ‘Business Building Futures – Street 2 Feet’ supports the homeless or recently re-housed jobless back into full or part time employment or training. Our ‘Business Building Futures’ initiative supports the homeless, recently re-housed, those at risk of homelessness, fleeing domestic violence, sofa surfing or in unsuitable or unsafe accommodation into full or part time employment or training. The concept is simple but effective and supports all participants to the membership scheme, not just the client, but businesses, communities and third sector organisations. Give someone a real chance of what we take for granted We identify suitable candidates… Not everyone living on the street is genuinelyhomeless, many choose street begging as a way of lifeoften providing them with a significant income stream. Not everyone who finds themselves on the street is ready for employment, many suffering complex issues such as: Drug & Alcohol dependency Mental Health problems Long-term social exclusion and isolation The next step… Taking the next step back into main stream society. There are many organisations working with those with substance dependency or mental health issues ‘sweeping’ the streets daily signposting to the appropriate agency. THF has a proactive relationship with many third sector organisations that are confident in refering suitable candidates directly to us. THF match that individual with suitable employment from our membership of businesses. What we are looking for We are looking for businesses who care and who want to work with us, the local authorities and organisations giving someone a real chance of what we tend to take for granted i.e. a home and a job. Enhance your Corporate Social Responsibility Whilst at the same time enhancing your Corporate Social Responsibility by offering genuine employment opportunities and support to individuals who are desperate to work. Support You may need to spend more time with your new employee in areas of induction and support and not every employment relationship will be a success story, but The Howarth Foundation will be there to support both you and your new employee every step along the journey.