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OPEN AFTERNOON - JIMMY'S CAMBRIDGE - 10TH OCT 2017

To recognise World Homeless Day on Tuesday 10th Oct, Jimmy's is pleased to open our doors on the afternoon of the 10th. From 13.30 til 18.30, our doors will be open to anyone who wishes to come and see what we do. We will be holding tours of the building, talks about what we do, Guests talking about their homeless experience(s) and staff, volunteers and guests will be all happy to chat. There will be refreshments as well. So come along and spend some time with us and, hopefully, gain an understanding of homelessness.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES AT JIMMY'S

Update, please note that the application closing date has been extended to 23rd October 2017 for both the Management Accountant and Accounts assistant posts. Further to our Locum vacancies, Jimmy’s are also looking to recruit a part time Management Accountant and a part time Accounts Assistant. The Job description for the Management Accountant can be found here and for the Accounts Assistant here.

The application form can be found here. For further details contact Sara on 01223 576085 and e-mail completed application forms to sara@jimmyscambridge.org.uk. . 

September Jottings

The September edition of Jottings is now available here.  Date for the diary is World Homeless Day 2017 on 10th October where we will be holding an open day. Keep checking in for more details.

Harvest List 2017

Here at Jimmy’s we depend on donations to provide meals for hundreds of homeless people each year. Much of this food comes from harvest donations, which supports us through the year.  If you are having a harvest festival, we would be grateful if you would consider us as one of your recipients. Below is a list of items of which we are especially in need.   Please help if you can. If you are looking to kindly deliver then grateful if it you could aim for in the week 10 til 5, weekends from 10 til 2. Alternatively we can collect if you are unable to deliver.  Thank you for all your help and support. Our list can be found here

Vacancies at Jimmy's Cambridge

Update - Please note that the closing date for applications is now 31st October 2017. Jimmy’s are currently recruiting for 6 locum Link Support worker positions to cover both regular shifts and the emergency winter provision.  Locum staff do not work a regular shift pattern but are contracted to work for a minimum of  1 shift per month with opportunities to pick up considerably more shifts after initial training.  Full training is provided for locum staff.  Locums are also used to cover annual leave, sickness and training shifts (as detailed in the attached Job Description)  Locum staff are sent an email or text message indicating available shifts and are invited to commit to convenient shifts. The Job description can be found here.

The application form can be found here. For further details contact Sara on 01223 576085 and e-mail completed application forms to sara@jimmyscambridge.org.uk

Jimmy’s extends its service to rough sleepers in the City of Cambridge

Building on the overwhelmingly generous financial support from both Cambridge and wider horizons in support of rough sleepers, Jimmy’s Cambridge will soon be starting a short-term project aimed directly at outreach support to homeless rough sleepers.

 In response to the increasing numbers on the streets and the often-complex issues experienced by having to sleep rough, Jimmy’s are committing a dedicated trained member of staff for an intensive four month period with the provision of four additional bed spaces in the Assessment Centre. The support provided will be intensively around the guests needs to reflect a tailored personal support package with a view to resettlement to more sustainable accommodation.

Henry Brown, CEO, says “This opportunity, provided by the generosity of the public fundraising, seeks to build on existing relationships with Cambridge Street Mental Health Outreach Team whilst contributing toward the City Council’s Rough Sleeping strategy. It shows Jimmy’s commitment to finding workable, innovative solutions to the issues of street homeless. The route from front door to street floor can be all too quick, the route back often difficult and problematical, but with this extra dedicated resource, Jimmy’s is looking to encourage more individuals off the streets

The new pathway seeks to build stronger relationships with people who find themselves on the streets and offer extra bed space and dedicated support in Jimmy’s Assessment Centre. It is envisaged that the new service will begin within weeks and will look to support up to 16 extra individuals who find themselves sleeping on the streets in the first four months.

Barry Griffiths, Communications Officer says, “We can’t thank the public enough for their munificence in support of a very real issue here in Cambridge. Without the help and kindness of the local and wider communities, the skill and dedication of our staff and volunteers and support from our partner agencies, this additional service would not have been possible. For over 21 years Jimmy’s has been proud to be able to offer hope and support to people who find themselves in a time of need. With this extra provision, we will build stronger relationships, we will offer more support and we will strive to reduce current numbers of people sleeping rough in our City.”