Jericho Road Project
The Jericho Road Project (JRP) exists to alleviate poverty in south east London. Started in 2001, we aim to support those who are homeless, rough sleeping or in vulnerable living situations. Our mission is to offer relief, hope and connection to the most vulnerable in our community.
We work with people as they are – homeless, evicted, addicted, lacking hope – and help them make 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.
We have 24 residents across five properties in the Lewisham and Greenwich boroughs. We offer low-support accommodation with the aim of seeing people move from homelessness to independent living. The housing is available to men and women who are looking for additional support to help them maintain their tenancies, as well as bespoke one-to-one support, whether that be focusing on employment, money and debt, or mental or physical health (referral criteria).
If you are concerned about your housing situation or someone you know, please get in touch with us for support and information.
The Feast has run for over 20 years, providing a hot, three-course meal every Wednesday for 11 months of the year to those who are vulnerable or rough sleeping in the local area. We continue to run The Feast every Wednesday night from 7-9pm at our King’s Church London Catford site.
To find out how you can volunteer at The Feast please email firstname.lastname@example.org
We host a Thursday drop-in group each week, 10am–12 noon, at our Catford site. There will be access to non-perishable food as well as staff and partnership agencies on site to offer advice and support.
Thursday Drop In
We host a Thursday drop in group each week 10am–12 noon at our King’s Church London Catford site. There will be access to non-perishable food as well as staff and partnership agencies on site to offer advice and support.
We work with lots of fantastic partnership organisations who specialise in benefits, housing, drug and alcohol, money and debt advice, etc. We have staff on hand to support with your referrals and signposting to these services.
Big Red Bag
As a continuation of our Covid-19 relief project (and the original Big Red Box project) we had Big Red Bag – non-perishable food hampers delivered or collected on a fortnightly basis. Referrals for this project are currently closed ran until July 2022. For food provision support please come along to the Thursday Drop In to speak with one of our team.
Social Action FAQs
The Jericho Road Project has about 100 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 with Lavern on 020 8690 5121 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm), or email@example.com
We send out regular updates with stories from the project, our residents and The Feast. Sign up to our quarterly newsletter to keep up-to-date.
Like many other local services, the King’s Christmas Trees project had to take a pause across 2020 due to the disruptions and restrictions of the Coronavirus pandemic. As we returned to ‘normal’ at the Jericho Road Project, we took stock of our resource, staff capacity and our project objectives. With these in mind, we concluded that the King’s Christmas Trees project, although a wonderful addition to our Christmas, had come to a natural end. Therefore, we made the sad and tough decision to permanently close King’s Christmas Trees. We want to thank everyone who has purchased a tree, donated or volunteered across the years – we are so appreciative of your support! We will still be doing as much as we can to support those in our community who are struggling, including continuing to run The Feast on a weekly basis.
The Big Red Box project has been running for over 10 years, supporting families and individuals across south east London with a Christmas food hamper. We started our work back in 2011 under the title Arms Wide Open, with a mission of wrapping our arms around our community to support those who were struggling with food provision across Christmas. In our first year we distributed 246 boxes to families through the church and local Social Service teams. Spring forward to 2019, and we had expanded to 2,266 boxes which were distributed across six boroughs. This incredible result was due to the support from individuals donating through King’s Church London and at local supermarket collections, local schools, and businesses, as well as through large corporate food donations. The project has currently taken the form of ‘Big Red Bag’ with food provision available across the year.
The current Big Red Bag project is due to wind down in July 2022. The project will then be assessed across the summer and a decision will be made by the new Jericho Road Project Project Manager, in collaboration with the Senior Leadership Team of King’s Church London on its future.
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