Secret Street Tours
February 27, 2019
In your own words, tell us about your project.
In doing so, we offer the public an accessible and human channel to engage with the issue of homelessness, whilst giving a voice to a community that is so often talked about, rather than listened to.
Our training focuses on developing the confidence of our guides through workshops on public speaking and customer service.
Each of our tours is unique and is developed in partnership with our guides to reflect their passions and experiences.
We hope to welcome you on a Secret Street Tour soon.
You can book your place here.
Why did you do this work?
We were inspired to bring the idea to Dublin and determined to empower our guides on their journey to independent living. Partnering with them to develop the skills they need to pursue the jobs they want.
We are equally determined to promote awareness of the issue of homelessness and provide an accessible channel for the public to become more engaged with this critical social issue.
What was the impact or outcome of your project?
Our guides develop the skills they need for the careers they want. As a startup, we're uniquely placed to provide real-world experience in the running of a business. From sales to marketing, from service to technology, we partner with our guides to build relevant skills and experience.
As well as providing an income, our revenue model all0ws our guides to save towards long term goals that they decide on (examples include rental deposits and educational courses).
We change perceptions. We've welcome over 250 people on our tours so far and we ask them all two simple questions:
Do you feel more aware and engaged on the issue of homelessness? - 92% said yes*
Have your perceptions of homelessness changed? - 84% said yes*
*As of 26/02/19