Brewing up change for the homeless
Change Please is empowering the homeless community by training them as baristas and giving them jobs. We pay them a decent London salary and help them find housing within the first 10 days. All our profits are re-invested into helping to reduce homelessness.
Since 2010, homelessness has doubled in the UK. Now, over 4,000 people sleep rough every night. This is unacceptable. Change Please believes that the world’s love of coffee is so strong - it could be just what we need to end homelessness once and for all. Demand for coffee is also rising – in the UK alone, the number of coffee outlets is set to hit 21,000 by 2020, creating over 100,000 jobs. Despite this, the industry is facing a huge skills shortage around the world.
This gap can be easily bridged by training the homeless community in the art of coffee making. We also meet the demand for coffee in a sustainable way. All of our cups are recyclable and our beans come from farms that support local communities in need. We're a social enterprise staffed by the homeless, to help the homeless, because really good coffee doesn't just taste good - it does good too.