In 2009 J, a Hungarian man in his 50s, was working as a builder and bus driver. The recession left him unemployed, homeless, and supporting…
The Jericho Story
Jericho Foundation Welcomed at Downing Street for Celebrating Civil Society in the Midlands Reception
Richard Beard, Chief Executive, represented the Jericho Foundation at the ‘Celebrating Civil Society in the Midlands Reception’ on Wednesday 29th March. The event was held at No 10 Downing Street and was hosted by Rob Wilson MP, the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Civil Society, who was standing in for Theresa May. The reception […]
In 2009 J, a Hungarian man in his 50s, was working as a builder and bus driver. The recession left him unemployed, homeless, and supporting his elderly mother. Duped by false promises he came to the UK – forced to live in a small house with 25 men, working 70 hours per week for £10. […]
BH is a Hungarian man who was trafficked into the UK in November 2011. He was promised that he would be able to work in a factory, and would earn roughly £700 a month. BH has a close relationship with his family and saw it as an opportunity to pay back money that he owed […]
On Wednesday 5th April we will be holding the first fun, inclusive, interactive Jericho social media day #jerichoinaday! #jerichoinaday aims to showcase the moments, big and small, that make up the everyday life of Jericho – from meetings at head office, to recycling pick-ups … to what goes on in the kitchen at catering, or […]
Meet the Client
Martin – creativity unleashed
On the outside of the Jericho building in Balsall Heath is a fantastic piece of graffiti art, encompassing all the different businesses we run. It was produced by a guy called Martin who was a client of ours about 5 years ago.
When Martin arrived, he’d mope around the building with his hoody up, not really making eye contact with anyone. But gradually through his time with us, the hood came down. We discovered that he’s a very good graphic designer and artist, and we helped him set up his own business.
As a thank you he painted the mural – a lasting reminder of potential released to bring life and colour to the community.