Over the past 25 years Jimmy’s has supported over 6,000 people into their own homes. Our goal remains to ensure that anyone in Cambridge who finds themselves homeless can move from the street to a home.
‘Without Jimmy’s I do not know where I would be now. They took me from street to shelter to house to home. Today will be a better day and the future is open again.’
Harry was a Cambridge and Oxford educated headmaster from a solid family, when unexpected events saw him on the streets of Cambridge. Harry spent the entire Summer of 2017 on the streets, feeling derelict, denounced and decrepit. Harry felt invisible sometimes ‘wanting to just sleep and not wake up again.’ This was until he found his way to Jimmy’s. Harry moved into our Assessment Centre after several months of rough sleeping, seeing it as a chance to start again and rebuild his life. With support from Jimmy’s, Harry was helped into supported housing, before he moved to his own flat. Thanks to our work, Harry has rebuilt his life and now lives independently as a part of the Cambridge community.