Andron Facilities Management has partnered with the homelessness charity Social Bite, which aims to give people who have been affected by homelessness the chance to get back on their feet, by using housing solutions and supportive employment to re-integrate individuals into society and build an independent life.
The Social Bite Academy supports people affected by homelessness into employment, providing a purposeful platform for individuals to transform their own lives. Academy members would otherwise face insurmountable barriers to work. The charity provides a highly supportive system and a real commercial environment where people can re-engage with work or, in many cases, start working for the first time.
Andron is working with the charity to employ staff who have been through the Social Bite Academy and help them to continue their positive transition to sustained, full-time employment.
Andron has recruited and subsequently placed an employee from Social Bite’s Academy programme at one of its sites in Glasgow and aims to provide employment for up to six individuals who have been affected by homelessness in 2021.
Cheryl Stewart, Sales Director at Andron commented: “As a company who strives to operate responsibly, we are always on the lookout for ways in which we can give back to our local communities. Employment can be incredibly transformative, and this new initiative gives us the opportunity to really make a difference to people’s lives.”
Ewain Black, Social Bite Project Co-Ordinator for Glasgow said: “Andron has been a great supporter of Social Bite across all areas of the charity. It’s fantastic to see the organisation taking this next step to provide employment opportunities to people who remain the furthest away from the employment market, and in the current climate may struggle even more.”