News & Vacancies

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Housing Support Worker

Jimmy's has a 6 month fixed term vacancy for a Housing Support Worker, based at 451 Newmarket Road Cambridge. The job description can be found here and the application form can be found here.

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

Severe Weather Provision 2018/19

Jimmy’s Cambridge is proud to be in partnership with the Cambridge Salvation Army to provide Cambridge City Council’s Severe Weather Emergency Protocol (SWEP). Jimmy’s Cambridge is to use the Salvation Community Centre, Mill Road as our Severe Weather Shelter for the period 1 November 2018 until the 31 March 2019.

Jimmy’s Assessment Centre will be taking up 6-8 females. The Cambridge Churches Housing Project will once again be operating up to 17 beds in different churches each night from beginning of December to end of March.

What is SWEP:

SWEP is Cambridge City Council’s provision to assist as many rough sleepers off the streets during periods when the weather conditions could pose a threat to life.

What is severe weather?

Severe weather is a prolonged period of weather that includes consistent heavy rainfall, high winds, or cold temperatures (or a combination) which is deemed to be life threatening to those who live on the streets.

How does SWEP work?

Cambridge City Council in partnership with Jimmy’s Cambridge will run SWEP 2018/2019. The City Council monitor the weather forecasts to identify if any severe weather conditions are likely to occur and will initiate SWEP procedures, ideally 72 hours in advance of the weather occurring, and will stipulate how long the SWEP will be required.

How many rough sleepers are catered for at the Centre?

Up to 20 can be accommodated between the hours of 7pm an 8am.

Jimmy’s Assessment Centre will be taking up 6-8 females. The Cambridge Churches Housing Project will also be operating up to 17 beds in different churches each night from beginning of December to end of March.

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.