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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 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-seven 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 Allen, Director of the Jericho Road Project, has led it 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!

Janett Reid

Janett is our Housing and Support Lead, working three days a week supporting our residents through one-to-one keyworking sessions as well supporting residents with personal benefit and housing benefit issues. Janett manages our keyworking support team and has recently created an independent living skills scheme to prepare our residents for life after the project.

Fun Fact – Janett is widely known throughout office for bringing in the most lavish, healthy, colourful lunches that make everyone salivate!

Alice Tibbert

Alice works full-time for the project, supporting our residents as one of our keyworkers. She is also the key point of contact for referrals into the housing project. Alice also project manages both the King’s Christmas Trees and Big Red Box (Summer and Christmas) initiatives.

Fun Fact – Despite the busy Christmas period, Alice continues to be devoted to watching her favourite TV programme, Strictly Come Dancing.

Alex Chamberlain

Alex works four days a week, 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...

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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