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Rising up to the challenge – our new social enterprise project with Rise Bakery

    Our new social enterprise project with Rise Bakery
28th March 2018

RISING UP TO THE CHALLENGE – OUR NEW SOCIAL ENTERPRISE PROJECT WITH RISE BAKERY

We’ve embarked on a new venture with Rise Bakery, a social enterprise initiative formed by the homeless charity Providence Row.

Interserve is working in partnership with Providence Row, who supports the most vulnerable through housing and employment.

WHO IS RISE BAKERY?

Launched in April 2016 by homelessness charity Providence Row, Rise Bakery is a social enterprise which combines a supported bakery training scheme for people affected by homelessness with an online luxury brownie gift-box business.

The scheme builds on baking skills and confidence and provides work-experience while they are supported back into education, further training or employment by the charity.

All Rise Bakery’s revenue is invested back into a ten-week bakery trainee scheme, where they teach different aspects of baking to people affected by homelessness in a safe and encouraging environment.

RISING TO THE CHALLENGE

Our partnership with Providence Row will see us introduce their social enterprise ‘Rise Bakery’ into a number of key central government contracts. We will be working together with our supply chain to develop a long term growth plan that supports people affected by homelessness.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • More than 300,000 people in Britain (1 in 200) – are officially recorded homeless *
  • Research by the charity Crisis indicates that about 62% of single homeless people are hidden and may not show up in official figures**
  • According to the latest figures, collected in the autumn of 2017 and published in January 2018, 4,751 people are estimated to be sleeping rough on any one night ***
  • Rough sleeping on the rise –there has been an increase of 15% from 2016 to 2017, while since 2010 rough sleeping estimates show an increase of 169% ****
References
*shelter.org.uk ** homeless.org.uk *** homeless.org.uk **** homeless.org.uk

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