New charity, Only A Pavement Away (OAPA), is teaming up with StreetSmart this autumn.

StreetSmart raises funds for homeless and vulnerable people in the UK in the run up to Christmas, by adding a voluntary £1 to diners’ bill in all restaurants participating in the StreetSmart scheme during November and December. All funds raised by StreetSmart are donated to reputable homeless charities and OAPA has now been added to the list of charities that can benefit.

OAPA will help the homeless, ex-service personnel and ex-offenders find employment in the hospitality industry. The official launch for OAPA takes place at the House of Commons on World Homeless Day, 10 October.

StreetSmart registered businesses wishing to donate funds to OAPA should contact OAPA founder and chief executive Greg Mangham by email