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Social Bite started our journey in 2012 when we opened a small Sandwich shop on Rose St in Edinburgh. We started employing people from the homeless community when a local Big Issue seller called Pete asked for a job. We then introduced a Pay it Forward service where customers could buy food in advance for the homeless. Fast forward to present day and we give away over 100,000 items of food and hot drinks per year and employ over 100 people, many of whom have struggled with homelessness.

We are now embarking on a project to provide an accomodation model for the homeless, creating an alternative to the sub-standard and ineffective temporary accomodation solutions that currently exist.

The Social Bite Village is a project that combines an innovative housing model, using vacant council owned land, along with a supported community environment. The project is entirely geared at breaking the cycle of homelessness and giving residents pathways into employment and permanent housing.

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