Since 2010, homelessness has doubled in the UK. Now, over 4,000 people sleep rough every night. This is unacceptable. Change Please believes that the nation’s love of coffee is so strong - it could be just what we need to end homelessness once and for all.
The average Londoner treats themselves to two cups every single day. Demand is rising – by the end of the decade the number of UK coffee outlets is set to hit 21,000, creating over 100,000 jobs. Despite this, the industry is facing a huge skills shortage, not just in the UK, but around the world.
Are you thinking what we’re thinking?
If the homeless community addressed this shortage - homelessness could become a thing of the past. Change Please is empowering the homeless community by training them to be baristas. We provide full barista training, jobs paying London Living Wage and support with housing, bank accounts and mental wellbeing.
We're a social enterprise staffed by the homeless, to help the homeless, because really good coffee doesn't just taste good - it does good too.
"If we can just get a small proportion of coffee drinkers to simply change where they buy their coffee, we could really change the world."
What we offer
You'll find Change Please at our street-side coffee vans, our coffee bars within offices, and (hopefully coming soon) our stand alone retail units.Find out more
We love bringing our vans to events to keep everyone happy - and caffeinated! We’ve served coffee at Amazon's Summer Party, The Brit Awards, TedXEastEnd, Lovebox Festival and many more.Find out more
Our award-winning Change Please coffee is now available in Sainsbury's stores across the UK.Find out more