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This dry cleaners is offering free service for the homeless

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Sometimes we’re close to the mark when we think of corporations as immoral - but one company is seriously bucking that trend. 

Twitter user James Melville posted a photo of dry cleaners Timpson, who had a sign outside their shop stating:

If you are unemployed and need an outfit cleaned for an interview, we will clean it for free

 

Those claiming Jobseeker's Allowance can apply for financial help to pay for the cost of smart clothes for an interview. 

Timpson's offer to dry clean clothes for free is available across all of their 500 stores in the UK, and has been in place for two years. 

Local housing authorities in England received two per cent more applications for housing assistance from July to September 2016 than for the same period in 2015.

And in 2016, twice as many people slept rough on any given night across England than in 2010.  

There is often a vicious cycle hindering the chances of homeless people gaining employment.

Not having a permanent address, experience or a clean, smart outfit can affect a person’s chances – and that’s not even taking into account the increased likelihood of health problems among those who are homeless.


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