A new restaurant in Wales has joined forces with a charity to give former homeless people a chance of work.
JOL's in Merthyr Tydfil is taking on training placements from homeless charity Adref, which provides accommodation and support for people by preparing them for employment.
They'll be given a chance to work in the kitchen and serve at tables, which will be complimented by training and recognised qualifications appealing to potential employers.
Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver launched a similar scheme with his Fifteen Apprentice Programme giving unemployed young people a first step into the catering industry.
Cardiff's Clink restaurant at the city's jail has also been successful, with many prisoners going on to find jobs in restaurants and hotels.
Adref volunteers can expect to find themselves as pot washers and vegetable peelers in their early days at JOL's. But award-winning chef Jamie O'Leary, a former sous chef at Abergavenny's Hardwick restaurant, says he hopes they'll go on to learn kitchen skills and wait at tables.
Established in 1990, Adref is a registered charity and limited company devoted to eradicating homelessness in Rhondda Cynon Taff and Merthyr Tydfil as well as developing confidence and skills to help people into employment.