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Jericho Road Project

The Jericho Road Project (JRP) exists to alleviate poverty in South East London. Started in 2001, it aims to support those who live on the streets, helping them to become functioning members of society who make their own contributions to their community. This ministry is rooted in the declarations of Isaiah 61 and God's love for each person.

We work with people as they are - homeless, evicted, addicted, lacking hope - and help them make good choices that enable them to progress in life. We help people with their benefits, housing and addiction advice as well as giving support to attend appointments. We also aim to have fun along the way, and every year organise events, including going on a five-day break.

Low Support Housing

We currently provide accommodation and low-level support for 27 people within six different properties. Our aim is to help people move into their own accommodation within two years. More about our supported housing

The Feast

This is a weekly meeting offering free hot food, clothing, advice and friendship to rough sleepers, people who are homeless, and those who have accommodation but are struggling. Up to 140 people attend. Rough sleepers are referred to relevant agencies during the evening. More about The Feast

The CAP Money Course

We run regular courses that teach people budgeting skills and a simple, cash-based system to get more in control of their finances, including bespoke courses for JRP clients.

Advice Work

We help people with housing and benefits.

Mentoring & Befriending

An opportunity for you to provide additional support for someone from the Jericho Road Project. You will get training to help you. Contact Janett for more details.

Monday Support Group

This weekly meeting (1pm, Catford site) is a great place to receive support for moving on in life. Along with a light lunch, it is a context where people can talk about their struggles and hopes. Many are referred from The Feast.

King’s Christmas Trees

We sell high quality Christmas trees every year, with profits helping to support the Jericho Road Project. The profits provide a whole year's worth of food at our weekly outreach meeting. King’s Christmas Trees

Big Red Box

Our Christmas Big Red Box promotion collects hundreds of boxes of food for distribution through Social Services and other local charities to families in need in South East London. Big Red Box

Support the Jericho Road Project

The Jericho Road Project has about 70 volunteers (many are former service users) who make it run successfully! To find out how to be part of this team, please get in touch:
020 8690 5121 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm)

You can also give through our JustGiving page towards the work of the Project.

The Team

Simon Allen

Simon started the Jericho Road Project in 2001.

Why am I here? I am determined to eliminate rough sleeping from the borough of Lewisham, and therefore I play a key role in the Lewisham Homelessness Forum, the Lewisham rough sleepers group and I'm on the steering group for Housing First. But my great enjoyment is being at The Feast each week, helping those in need. I am also involved in the leadership of the Catford site of King's Church.

Home life? I am married to the beautiful Rebekah and we have four children. We live in Catford.

How I relax? Give me a road bike and a mountain to climb.

Janett Daly

Janett has been working for the Jericho Road Project since January 2017.

Why am I here? I’ve been a public servant all of my adult life, working previously for Probation. After a brief retirement, I was lucky enough to get the JRP job. How blessed am I!

Home life? I have a wonderful husband called Devon and three very handsome adult sons. We all live in Sydenham.

How I relax? RELAX – what’s that?!

Julie Connolly

Julie has worked with the JRP since it started in 2001.

Why am I here? To see people with troubled hearts attain meaningful and productive lives. Having experienced addictions and chaos myself, I know that recovery focusing paves the way for change. This motivates me and gives me transferable hope for others to turn their lives around too. A highlight of my involvement at JRP is engaging with people who have complex needs at The Feast and Monday group.

Home life? I am married with four children and three grandchildren and live in South Croydon.

How I relax? Jesus, family and the garden is all I need.

Alice Tibbert

Alice has been working for the Jericho Road Project since August 2017.

Why am I here? I love how involved the project is in helping and engaging people within the community of the Lewisham borough and beyond. After working for the Big Red Box and King’s Christmas Tree project for a brief time in 2015, I have been compelled to help the team with their mission to give hope and help to those in our community who need it most. I am very excited that I now get to re-join the team and continue on this mission!

Home life? I am married to the fantastic Benjamin and we live in Grove Park. No 'little ones' just yet!

How I relax? Dancing round the kitchen to cheesy 90s or ‘terrible’ (my husband’s words, not mine) chart music. Alternatively, I like running with my friends after work; I am not very good at it but it turns out London is very beautiful and my friends are rather lovely!

For more information

If you would like more information about the Jericho Road Project, please get in touch:
020 8690 5121

We are based at the Catford site.
Catford Hill, Catford, SE6 4PS
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