Big Issue Changemakers 2023

Our client Home Kitchen – the social impact restaurant has been named amongst The Big Issue New Year’s list of all those who most likely to change the world for the better in the months ahead – Home Kitchen are Big Issue Changemakers 2023.


Paul McNamee , editor of the Big Issue, describes the list as…


“A celebration of the people and organisations who have focused on making things better for all of us. Selfless, frequently unheralded (though sometimes a little better known) they have noticed something that needs doing, that which lifts others before themselves, and rather than wait and moan, they do it.”


What a fabulous achievement – and it’s only January – At Asociat, we’re really proud to help Home Kitchen shape the rest of the journey in 2023.


You can read the full details, and see all the other Changemakers here. They include  teachers who, without fuss, started a food bank in their school  and a man on the front line in Ukraine risking his life to help those who have lost everything due to the war.


There are a few famous people in there too. Mick Lynch, who probably needs no introduction as the head of the RMT Union, is acknowledged in the Employment section of the Changemakers 2023 list, for his work as the  figurehead and even-handed spokesperson for workers across Britain who feel left behind. Seen by some as a divisive figure (but not by us), he’s nevertheless changed attitudes to striking workers.


Reading about all the changemakers, and the work they are doing will restore your faith in human nature. Home Kitchen appears in the Housing and Homeless category in the list.


About Home Kitchen


Home Kitchen is a life transforming social venture we’re launching with one of the most exciting talents of the British restaurant scene – Adam Simmonds, who has achieved a Michelin star ar two different establishments. With Adam’s help were creating a restaurant in London – a diner with a difference. Aside from the fact that a Michelin star winning chef will be helming both menu and kitchen, there’s another differentiating factor…



We will recruit and train people from the homeless community to work at every level – from front of house to kitchen team to marketing. We will pay all our recruits London living wage and underpin that with a catering qualification and work readiness training such as CV composition and interview technique. Our mission is to improve future employability prospects of our recruits, but also to find each of them meaningful and secure work the industry, either with us at Home Kitchen or with our sponsors and partners.

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