The Sandwich People is a Salvation Army enterprise run by staff and clients at Swindon’s Booth House Resettlement Centre. The centre provides accommodation and ongoing support for homeless men and women aged 18 and above. The initiative has recently celebrated its first anniversary and its considerable success in expanding the number of businesses now served by the scheme.
Participants in the project enjoyed a teambuilding day out at the Waterlands Outdoor Pursuits centre near South Cerney. Eleven team members took part in a raft building competition in the morning and after lunch were tutored in archery before getting right to the point with an exciting array of competitions to hone their accuracy.
The Sandwich People is helping team members to get their lives back on track and all workers undertake professionally-accredited food safety training. Team members also have the opportunity to gain an NVQ Level 2 in Customer Service. The operation has been awarded 4 stars by Swindon Borough Council’s Safety and Food Team.
Recognising the progress made by the project in its first full year of operation, business coordinator Liz Osborne said;
"Although all the participants have been homeless they have ably demonstrated that they are certainly not helpless. With encouragement and practical support each of the individuals has made progress towards their goals of independent living and employment. It is a privilege to work with the team and we look forward to extending the service to the benefit of local businesses in the future."
The Sandwich People make a range of fresh sandwiches daily and with other FAIRTRADE* snacks they deliver to a variety of local businesses. They also provide a buffet service on request. Anyone looking for a new catering service for their staff can be confident in the knowledge that they will be helping others. Enquirers are asked to give the business coordinator Liz Osborne a call and she will be delighted to discuss requirements and offer a tour around the modern facility at The Salvation Army’s Booth House.
Contact Liz Osborne on 01793 401830 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org