Enterprise Training at Crisis

About the team

'Innovation and Enterprise' is made up of many teams. Together we operate 9 shops in London (4 of which include Coffee Bars), and the flagship training Cafe attached to the London Skylight and a furniture restoration workshop, based in Merseyside. Our Venture Studio for entrepreneurial start-ups, launched in 2020 and is now home to the Changing Lives grants programme.

Our enterprises have a long history of volunteering, training, learning and work experience that have helped Crisis members move closer to employment, enhance practical skills and improve self-esteem. We have worked with members who have benefitted from a safe, professional structure to build relationships and try new things.


Here’s what a Housing First coach said about one of our programmes:

"One of our Housing First members was part of the Café training programme and it was a life changing experience for him. Being part of the programme helped him to build confidence and regain his sense of identity."


Get involved 

This webpage is updated regularly with opportunities and activities. Some things can be done in your own time on a computer, some take place on online on Zoom and some are now in person! Find a contact form at the bottom of the page if you have questions or need more information.

We are working to find ways to deliver authentic and enjoyable experiences safely and hope face-to-face training programmes will restart in summer 2021, restrictions permitting.

There are lots of volunteering opportunities now live across our enterprises.  Shops from Crisis reopened in April 2021 and you'll find the Café team on coffee machines in Peckham, Croydon, Finsbury Park and Dalston. 



Beyond Food are recruiting for their Freshlife programme starting on 7th June 2021.

Access a unique mixture of learning new skills, experience in commercial business and a chance to build meaningful connections.

An exhibition of photos submitted for award-winning photographer Tom Oldham's challenge “to shoot one, or all, of the five stages of wellbeing.”

Tom Oldham, Sony photographer of the Year, sets a challenge to accompany the Wellbeing Wednesdays series.

Our friends at The Felix Project (previously known as FareShare) are starting their next Employability Course on 25th January. They are part of the UK's largest network fighting hunger and food waste.

A series of interactive, online workshops for people with experience of homelessness and an interest in hospitality.


Health and Safety skills quiz (hosted on Kahoot)

When: Anytime

Where: Sign up to Kahoot and take the quiz

Customer service skills quiz (hosted on Kahoot)

When: Anytime

Where: Sign up to Kahoot and take the quiz

Contact form