Social Bite is on a mission to build a collaborative movement to eradicate homelessness in Scotland.
From opening our first sandwich shop in Edinburgh back in 2012, we now operate 5 social enterprise cafes across Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow, alongside a joint-venture restaurant, VESTA Restaurant and Bar in Edinburgh.
We provide employment opportunities through our Social Bite Academy and last year 30 people with experience of homelessness and/or barriers to employment were supported into employment. In 2017 we provided over 140,000 items of free food and drink for people affected by homelessness through our Pay it Forward campaign. To strengthen the collaborative movement we support other charities working in the sector.
Not only have we been successful in raising awareness of the issue of homelessness with the public, politicians and industry – we have also built a Village in Edinburgh which houses up to 20 residents at any one time with 24/7 wrap-around support, and developed a pioneering nationwide programme – Housing First – providing a tangible housing solution in Edinburgh and across Scotland, delivering positive and immediate results, showing what can be achieved when we all work together.
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