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BAOHBusiness Action on Homelessness (UK)
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Mondelez International sits on the West Midlands BAOH steering group alongside companies including ADI Group, KPMG, Royal Mail, Wragge & Co, Carillion, Barclays, ISS, Wolverhampton City Council and AF Blakemore.
In North Wales, BAOH is supported by Royal Mail, Wates Living Space, UPM Shotton, St David's Park Hotel, Original Factory Outlet, Dyfnog Stud and Cadbury's.
BAOH aims to break the vicious cycle of no job, no home, no job, through helping homeless people to find employment and achieve independent living.
Kathy Brown, community relations manager at Barclays, said, "Barclays has been involved with BAOH for many years and we are delighted to support this programme in Newport.
The BAOH programme operates in 23 cities throughout the UK, and is supported in Liverpool by a variety of firms from the Liverpool Daily Post & ECHO, Merseyside police, DLA Piper and Weightmans solicitors.
One of the flagship programmes that BAOH runs is Ready for Work.
Last year, 70 per cent of candidates going through the BAOH programme in Birmingham gained employment.
Last year, over 90 homeless people registered with the Birmingham BAOH programme.
Nikki Dee Smith, BAOH manager, with Mark Parsons, IRS, and job coach for BAOH programme
Firms like Cadbury have been instrumental in the success of the BAOH scheme in the Midlands; a steering group of top businesses including CTB, Royal Mail and Wragge & Co is chaired by Cadbury's Head of Manufacturing Mark Jones, and for three years the firm has sponsored an annual football tournament raising vital funds for Birmingham's homeless agencies.
The BAOH initiative enables employers to support jobless people wanting to work.
One initiative Business Action on Homelessness, BAOH, launched in 1998, is a unique partnership between business, homeless agencies and the Government.