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UPP launches new partnership to help people off the streets 

| 11.12.2023 | 3 minutes read |

UPP has launched an exciting partnership which will help homeless people off the streets and into stable employment and accommodation. 

UPP has joined forces with Standing Tall, a charity that matches people experiencing homelessness into stable jobs with responsible employers. 

Through this partnership, UPP aims to help people experiencing homelessness, giving them jobs while Standing Tall will find them hosted accommodation. The first person through this scheme has recently started with UPP. 

Elaine Hewitt, UPP CEO said: 

“We are proud to be doing what we can to help support people experiencing homelessness. Through this partnership with Standing Tall we are continuing to give back, offering vital jobs to people who have been on the streets to help them re-build their lives. 

“This is just one way we are making a positive impact in the communities in which we operate. UPP is committed to acting with social purpose; I hope this partnership will grow and make a real difference for disadvantaged people in society who really need our help.” 

Christy Acton, Standing Tall CEO said: 

“We’re thrilled to be working with UPP to match some of the talented people we’re helping to move off the streets. It’s the combination of a stable job and a safe home that’s really helping people to leave the streets for good.” 

In the first UPP sustainability report, published last year, UPP made bold commitments on social purpose, as part of a pledge to create £6 million worth of social value by 2030. 

Richard Brabner, UPP’s Director of ESG said: 

“Providing good jobs to people who have suffered tough times is a key pillar in our social purpose strategy, and builds on the work the UPP Foundation has done to support people into education who have experienced homelessness. I am delighted we have agreed this partnership with Standing Tall and I hope it goes from strength to strength.” 

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