Acorn Social Enterprise CIC was born from an idea Sue Aston had 25 years ago whilst living in London and seeing the continual increase in homelessness. Sue wanted to make a difference and hoped a National Lottery win was on the cards but sadly this was not the case. Putting her dream to one side, Sue took job after job, until in 2016 she realised if she didn't make her dream come true, she would regret it for the rest of her life.
By now, Sue was living in the beautiful city of Brighton and Hove, where sadly, the homeless problem seemed worse and knowing that Brighton and Hove is known for it's acceptance of diversity she thought this was the perfect city in which to start an enterprise which would rely on people's wish to change the status quo. Working along side The Brighton Housing Trust, Acorn has now launched with it's first team of Band 3 Homeless people and beginning to make a difference.