News & Vacancies

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SEVERE WEATHER PROVISION

Hello all, as weather is turning colder, the Council has called the Severe Weather measures into effect from this Thursday 13th until Monday 17th. Should you see anyone rough sleeping during this period please direct them to Jimmy's , so we can arrange for a place for them to be off the streets during this time. If you have any concerns please contact us on 01223 576085. Thank you for your help as ever.

VOLUNTEERING WAITING LIST

Dear Friends, due to an extraordinary response from people wishing to volunteer with us, we have had to instigate a waiting list for our normal volunteering roles. Please do keep still applying, but note it will be from late February 2019 before we can see you. However, we do still require volunteers to cover Severe Weather Provision this coming Winter, so please sign up to that if it interests you.

Christmas Wish List 2018

Every year we are so thankful to everyone in the community who comes together to collect items for Jimmy's. This enables us to give our guests an enjoyable Christmas at what can be a very difficult time for people. Thank you in advance for supporting us this Christmas. It means a lot.

To view this Wish List please click here.

PROPERTY MAINTENANCE WORKER

Jimmy's currently has a vacancy for a Property Maintenance Worker here at the Assessment Centre. The Job description can be found here. The application form can be found here.

Closing date for this post is Friday 16th November 2018.

For further information please contact Carly Mackay on 01223 576085 or e-mail carly.mackay@jimmyscambridge.org.uk

JIMMY'S JOINS FORCES WITH CITY COUNCIL AND POLICE IN NEW INITIATIVE

Jimmy's Cambridge is pleased to be supporting the City council and local police in a new pilot initiative focussing on Cambridge's night time street activity. Extra police officers will be conducting patrols around areas of the city centre on 6 nights a month at night time to identify those on the street. Jimmy’s will be offering up to two emergency beds for those that are sleeping rough. The police will attempt to engage with these individuals to ascertain if they are:

  1. street homeless and rough sleeping
  2. wishing to engage in services (Jimmy’s)
  3. Not homeless


Should any individuals need to come to Jimmy’s the police will signpost them directly to the assessment centre to be booked in, initially, on a one night only basis. Jimmy’s will be providing one extra overnight staff member on the nights the pilot is running, basic accommodation overnight, breakfast next day and offer skilled staff to work with the person to either be signposted to services such as Street Outreach, placed on our presentation list and asked to present daily as normal or, if possible, booked into a bed.