Debenhams give homeless job boost

Debenhams department store will be donating suits to the homeless in order to help them get back into work.

Debenhams will be teaming up with The House of Barnabas, a charity which launched an employment academy last year that provides training and work experience for those affected by homelessness.

The two will join forces to get London’s homeless into work. They will offer personal shopping appointments to Employment Academy participants donating suits to each client to be worn for job interviews while they also receive City & Guilds training in hospitality.

Ed Watson, PR Director at Debenhams, says: “A job interview can be scary enough without worrying how you might afford the outfit to make the right impression and potentially secure you that all-important job.  So we're delighted to be supporting the brilliant work of The House of St Barnabas to make sure its participants look and feel ready for job interviews. Our expert personal shoppers will give interviewees one-to-one styling advice and find them the perfect interview outfit, which we'll be letting them take home free of charge.”

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