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SWEP STATS OVER CHRISTMAS PERIOD - THANKS TO ALL INVOLVED

With the New Year now upon us, we just wanted to say to everyone across the City a big THANK YOU for your support. From our volunteers, staff, partners and supporters, the City Council and Jimmy's wish to say thank you so much for your kindness, dedication and festive spirit over the SWEP Christmas/New Year period. We averaged over 15 people per night between Jimmy's, Salvation Army and The Victoria Project with all of us helping a total of 33 different individuals over that time. Coupled with the CCHP it has been a warmer and more settled Festive period for some. So once again thank you for all you do with us.

Exciting New Modular Homes Project for People Experiencing Homelessness

Jimmy’s and Allia Future Business Centre are creating 5 new homes for people experiencing homelessness that will be ready for use in early 2020, plus a 6th unit for the support team. They are being built by a social enterprise that employs people who have faced homelessness themselves and once they are occupied, the new residents will be supported by Jimmy’s team who will be giving their experienced support and advice on a daily basis.

This is one of the first projects like this in the UK.

The site is currently unused so it allows us to have the homes on that location for several years, before the homes can then be moved to a different location.

The Jimmy’s support team will provide daily, high quality, intensive support, to help make this fantastic new opportunity really work for each person and break the cycle of homelessness. We will also work with each person to find more permanent accommodation during the time they are living there.

We are seeking funds to help us furnish and equip each new home with the items that will transform them from a house to a home. These are the items many of us take for granted but provide a real sense of home to people who have experienced street homelessness.

We are also seeking help to ensure we can provide the ongoing support to each formerly homeless resident who will be in one of the new modular homes, to help them address other challenges so they can break out of the cycle of homelessness.

If you’d like to find out more about this project, we’d love to hear from you. Please email Barry or Andrew at info@jimmyscambridge.org.uk.

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Severe Weather

Hello everyone, Cambridge City Council has called the Severe Weather Protocol to run from Thursday 19th December until Monday 2 Jan 2019. Should anyone be concerned about someone on the street please do contact us here at Jimmy's or refer the person to us for help during the Severe Weather Period. This is an extended period to provide full cover over the Christmas Period. Thank you to all our partners across the City who help with this.

Jimmy’s Cambridge appoints new Chief Executive

Jimmy’s Cambridge announces the appointment of Mark Allan as its new Chief Executive. Jimmy’s is a charity that for nearly 25 years has been helping homeless people in Cambridge, providing 24/7 emergency accommodation and supported housing for those who would otherwise be homeless or vulnerably housed.

Mark has a wealth of experience both in the charity and housing sectors, joining us from South Kilburn Trust, where he was CEO for over 6 years and was successful in gaining a significant grant from the Mayor of London to refurbish a large historic building to support local start-up businesses and local communities. Previously he worked with Toynbee Hall, an innovative charity in the East End of London, and prior to that with two large housing associations. Mark comes to us with significant experience in fundraising, project management, partnership work, and developing new ideas to support people.

Fiona Blake, Chair of Jimmy’s Cambridge, said: "Jimmy’s is delighted that Mark has joined us. Homelessness is sadly on the increase across the UK and we are keen to explore how Jimmy’s can build on its great work over the last nearly 25 years to significantly reduce homelessness in Cambridge. Mark brings with him a great range of experience and qualities that will help us take Jimmy’s forward."

Mark Allan said: "I’m really pleased to be joining the team at Jimmy’s. It’s a great charity doing very important and valuable work, with a team of talented and committed staff and volunteers. I’m looking forward to the challenge. "

Mark Allan started at Jimmy’s Cambridge on 4 November 2019.

Percent App Launch

"Exciting news! We’ve just gone live on the Percent app!

Percent allows you to donate to us FOR FREE when you spend at Deliveroo, Nando’s, Wasabi, Byron and other retailers around town. Just support us on the Percent app. The more supporters we have, the more we’ll raise, so we’d be really grateful if you could support us on Percent.

How to support us for free on Percent

  1. Download the Percent app
  2. Sign up with your email
  3. Choose to support us
  4. Link your card

Every time you spend with a retailer which is on Percent, the retailer will donate a percentage of the bill to us. It doesn’t cost you anything extra, and you don’t even have to open the app.

This is a super easy way for you to support us for free. You can use this link to get started: https://c49wq.app.goo.gl/jZ6a

Thanks!"