JERICHO Jump Start project supported by the Shoosmiths Foundation gets underway

In October 2022 the Shoosmiths Foundation awarded £49,690 to the JERICHO charity Jump Start programme.

A JERICHO Jump Start mobilisation meeting took place in November 2022, the purpose of the session was for the delivery and management team to come together to kick-off the project.

JERICHO has confirmed that as a result that JERICHO Jump Start is underway.

Since launching the charity has:

  • Identified 30 (of the target 40) potential beneficiaries for JERICHO Jump Start, including apprentices and survivors of modern slavery
  • Recruited three brand new beneficiaries who will benefit from the project, undertaking assessments for suitability for the project and beginning conversations around aspirations and potential barriers
  • Begun to put activities in place for two existing beneficiaries who are suitable candidates for Jump Start
  • Begun to create progression plans with beneficiaries which ‘start with the end in mind’ and focus on their aspirations and the steps required to achieve them
  • Begun to match beneficiaries with a member of core staff who will act as their Jump Start Mentor
  • Started delivering weekly support sessions

Katie Webb, Deputy CEO of JERICHO says of Jump Start:

“We are so excited to be delivering a project which enables us to offer enhanced support around raising aspirations and creating pathway to social mobility. The funding provided by the Shoosmiths Foundation allows us to really focus in a more intentional and sustained way on supporting our beneficiaries towards achieving longer-term work and life progression and fulfilment; we are very much looking forward to ramping-up delivery in the coming months and ultimately seeing the impact of the project on the people it is designed to support”.


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