This webpage is updated regularly with opportunities and activities for anyone with lived experience of homelessness who wants to get involved in our businesses and our entrepreneurship offering. Some things can be done in your own time on a computer, some take place on online on Zoom and some are available in-person.
Face-to-face training and volunteering across our sites in London and Merseyside are gently restarting throughout Summer 2021, restrictions permitting.
We will be running a second 'Wellbeing Wednesday: Skills to make you feel good' series in the Autumn focused around self-employment. Watch this space!
There are lots of volunteering opportunities currently live across our businesses – especially in London-based shops and Merseyside-based furniture workshop – scroll down for more information.
Crisis Enterprise & Innovation is made up of many teams. Together we operate 9 shops in London (4 of which include Coffee Bars), our flagship Cafe from Crisis attached to the London Skylight and a furniture restoration workshop, based in Merseyside. Our Venture Studio from Crisis for startups offers support and grants to those interested in education, training and self-employment opportunities through our Changing Lives grants programme.
Our businesses 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."
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Deadline for referrals: 12noon, Thursday 19th August
An exhibition of photos submitted for award-winning photographer Tom Oldham's challenge “to shoot one, or all, of the five stages of wellbeing.”
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.
We are looking forward to making more short videos in 2021 to help build confidence in the kitchen and sharing skills relating to all of our Enterprises. Contact us via the contact form if you’d like to be involved, or have ideas for lessons you’d like to learn.