Alice is the Founder and CEO of Pivot, a social enterprise which empowers people experiencing homelessness to pivot their lives through making and enterprise. Pivot creates British, hand-made jewellery in hostels, whilst co-creating progressive routes out of temporary accommodation. Our mission is to contribute to the alleviation of homelessness by bringing purposeful, meaning and flexible employment to those who would otherwise not have access to it, and in doing so giving them the confidence and skills they need in order to leave temporary accommodation. By engendering self-worth and self-esteem in young people who are trapped in temporary accommodation, we believe that they have the power to change their lives and break a vicious cycle. It is our ambition to re-frame hostels from dead-end situations to places of momentum, creativity and opportunity which create positive outcomes for residents.
Alice has a background in Architecture and design, and leads this project with an ambition to create positive outcomes for people through making, handcraft and above all engendering self-belief.