Published: 26th Nov 2019

Clarion Housing Group CEO Clare Miller with the Fat Macy’s team (L-R Nathalie Moukarzel, Marc Best and Tori Martin). A social enterprise which gets young Londoners off the streets and into their own homes through food has been crowned the winner of The William Sutton Prize for Social Innovation at an awards ceremony which took place last week (November 20). Fat Macy’s runs supper clubs and catering events staffed by trainees who receive work experience and support to move into rented accommodation. For every hour volunteered, trainees accumulate credit which is paid into a secure deposit fund, enabling them to save money to move into their own homes whilst developing vital skills for independent living. The organisation is now set to open its first permanent venue in Peckham comprising a commercial kitchen, restaurant space, delicatessen and, uniquely, a ‘microhostel’ flat with space for four trainees. The … (To read the full article, subscribe below)