OFF THE GROUND
Off the Ground is a social enterprise in the heart of Middlesbrough, a North-Eastern town proud of its industrial past and ability to overcome adversity. Over the past six months, they’ve been working with local charities and NGOs to try to forge a new path for those struggling with the effects of homelessness. Off the Ground has big dreams for the future, with ambitious education and training projects on the horizon. In the meantime, they are starting small. Their first project is creating an ‘eat and meet’. Once a week, representatives from accommodation services, rehabilitation centres, food banks, support groups and the local council will be put within touching distance of those living on the streets or in shelters and in need of real, tangible support.