#213: Eradicating Homelessness In The UK With Fundraising Cafés


Josh Littlejohn MBE is a social entrepreneur and the founder of Social Bite in the UK. Social Bite started as a small chain of sandwich shops that began offering jobs and free food to homeless people. To date, Social Bite has employed over 100 homeless people and hands over 140,000 meals each year to those in need. I was inspired by Josh’s story and invited him onto the show to understand the homelessness problem in the UK, the solutions available, why people become homeless, and how Josh and his team are slowly combatting it. Josh’s journey is an incredibly inspiring story that will leave you feeling motivated to give back and create a better world around you.

Show Notes

03:45 Joshua’s journey

08:01 Employing homeless people

10:30 What society gets wrong

18:20 The payoff of giving back

25:50 Pay it forward system

28:25 Celebrity visits

30:06 Joshua’s goals

33:45 Joshua’s impact

36:33 Solutions for combatting homelessness

41:20 Why society chooses to help foreigners, over locals

44:14 How to respond to homeless people

45:58 Joshua’s supporters

50:31 What make’s Joshua proud

52:09 Social Bite’s workplace culture

53:45 Upcoming plans for the Social Bite village

Show Sponsors

Smartkas: Providing food security as a service

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