THE University of Salford Students’ Union will become one of the first cafés in Greater Manchester to support a new scheme helping homeless people back into work.

London-based coffee company Change Please helps those experiencing homelessness by training them to be baristas and supporting them with housing, finances and therapy as they look to rebuild their lives.

The Union will team up with Change Please to sell their coffee with 100% of the profits going towards the social enterprise.

On finalising this partnership, the University of Salford SU’s head of catering and bars, Alan Warnock, said: “We’re thrilled to partner with such an influential organisation making huge strides to tackle homelessness in our local community.”

Change Please managing director, Julian Burnham added: “By working with educators such as Salford SU we can reach the change-makers of the future, ensuring long-term, sustainable change. We firmly believe that the coffee industry has the power to change lives and we enable this change by selling fantastic coffee. Since launching in 2015 we have used the profits from this premium coffee experience to help over ?175 people with support or training, and 72 with employment as baristas.”