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Jimmy's Cambridge

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For over 20 years, Jimmy’s has been providing help for the homeless in Cambridge. We work with the local Community, volunteers and partner agencies to deliver 24/7 emergency accommodation and supported housing for those who would otherwise be homeless or vulnerably housed. Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Life Skills Mentor

This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

The life skills programme is about providing Jimmy's guests with a toolkit to help them sustain a tenancy when they move on from Jimmy’s.

More Information

The life skills programme is about providing Jimmy's guests with a toolkit to help them sustain a tenancy when they move on from Jimmy’s. It covers 5 key areas, these being Money, Community, Time, Health and Home. Under each of these headings are half a dozen “lessons” relating to the main topic. For instance under money we cover such things as savings and debt management, under Health the ideas around a balanced diet and Home information about Landlord responsibilities to tenants. The sessions are held from 10 til 11 on weekdays and are an informal arrangement with up to ten guests at any one time. The discussion can be a bit random and not seem to focus on the lesson plan but invariably the discussion is good and productive.
  • Your CampusCambridge
  • InterestsBefriending and Mentoring, Homelessness
  • FrequencyOn-Going

Employability skills

  • Communication and Literacy 0
  • Problem-solving 0