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The 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 enables 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 twenty-eight 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 Delivery Service

Across the lockdown periods of 2020 and 2021, The Feast in person meeting was forced into closure. In its place we ran a hot food delivery service, delivering around 300 meals a week and sending out a total of 20,000 meals from March 2020 – August 2021. With restrictions lifting we have now opened our doors again to our regular Wednesday night drop-in service. 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. Sign up now

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 Lisa for more details.

Big Red Box

Across the pandemic we were able to secure funding, through our partnership with Love Your Neighbour, enabling us to deliver over 3,600 non-perishable food hampers across the year to those in our community who were deeply affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Despite this funding finishing in August 2021, we are looking into how we can continue this support to those in our community for who the effects of COVID 19 are ongoing.

King’s Christmas Trees

Unfortunately, after 11 incredible years, the King’s Christmas Trees was closed into 2020 due to the complications of changing COVID19 restrictions. At this time, there are no plans to run the project moving forward. We know for many, buying a King’s Christmas Tree was more than just a Christmas tradition, it was about contributing to the funding of The Feast, to find out more about donating to The Feast, please contact Alice for more details.

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 Allen, Director of the Jericho Road Project since its creation in 2001. Over those years Simon has launched the project's low-support housing scheme, as well as The Feast and seasonal initiatives: King’s Christmas Trees and Big Red Box. Simon is a key contributor to the Lewisham Homelessness Forum and works closely with local council and other agencies to work towards reducing homelessness in the borough.

Fun Fact – Simon loves to be active and has over the last few years completed a half marathon, an Iron Man and a half Iron Man!

Alex Chamberlain

Alex works full time, supporting our residents as one of our keyworkers. Alex also manages the maintenance and housing standards for all six of our low-support houses.

Fun Fact – Alex loves a good film. His favourite cinema is located in Hebden Bridge Yorkshire, but this could be changed if you have good recommendations...

Lisa Cavendish

Lisa works four days a week as our Housing and Advice lead, supporting the residents within our low support housing project, offering oversight and support to our key workers and befriending team with the aim to support our resident out of homeless and vulnerable living and into independent accommodation.

Fun Fact – Lisa is a bit of a sleuth who loves Agatha Christie. She has read all her books and watched every series or film made on each of her novels. She has an eye for those small details.

Irene's Story – December 2021

A story from one of residents at the Jericho Road Project. Irene shares her story of how she came to the Project.

Meet the Team – August 2021

A short video introducing the team and celebrating the residents.

Catch up with Simon - May 2021

An interview with Simon from The Jericho Road Project on the work they do.

The Feast Delivery Service

A short video highlighting the work of The Feast Delivery Service, part of our Jericho Road Project. Find out more at

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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