Archer Project’s Homeless People Into Work Programme Shortlisted For National Award

The Cathedral Archer Project’s (CAP) programme to support homeless adults into work and to have a fulfilling and enjoyable life (Just Works) has been shortlisted for the Homeless Link Social Enterprise of the Year Award. They are one of only three organisations shortlisted for the award ceremony in Leicester on 2nd July 2019.

Homeless Link’s annual award scheme celebrates the best of the homelessness and supported housing sectors. This award recognises social enterprises that can demonstrate a clear vision, strategic direction and business excellence alongside a social impact that is creating better outcomes for individuals experiencing homelessness. Homeless Link received over 120 entries from charities looking to demonstrate the difference they are making

Just Works supports people who have been part of the homeless community and other vulnerable adults in Sheffield to take their “next step” towards employments. Developed three years ago it builds on the solid foundations put in place by CAP. Just Works provides internal paid work opportunities and supports the professional development towards long term career goals for the people it supports and does this together with a holistic, individually-tailored programme of wellbeing.

Our project in Sheffield, serves as the central hub from which we deliver a range of paid-for service contracts (primarily cleaning and catering). It is also the heart of our in-house social enterprises, the primary one being ‘Printed By Us’, our printing microbusiness. More information can be found at www.printedbyus.org and www.just-works.org.uk.

In 2018 Just Works delivered 7,989 hours of paid work and supported 21 vulnerable adults with little or no history of paid work experience.

Members of the Just Works team are looking forward to attending the presentation and hopefully bring home the award.