Jericho Foundation’s social enterprises — adapting for a full Covid-safe re-opening

After nearly two months of lockdown, BSSEC member Jericho Foundation is starting to re-open its social enterprises, strictly adhering to the latest government guidance. Each business will be operating somewhat differently to ensure that it is Covid-safe.

We thought you might find it interesting to see what one of Birmingham’s longest-established group of social enterprises is doing to meet the demands of these extraordinary times.

Jericho Cleaning

Jericho Cleaning offers a range of contract cleaning services for businesses, charities, voluntary organisations, churches and community groups and throughout recent months it has been able to continue to provide a vital service to some of its customers.

Now it is starting to operate fully again and is able to offer a complete cleaning service to commercial and domestic customers. Its cleaners observe the government’s public health guidelines, are equipped with the correct protective equipment, including face coverings, and operate with social distancing in mind.

In addition Jericho Cleaning is now an Infection Control Specialist, fully trained and accredited, and able to offer a full deep clean and disinfection of premises.

A full fogging system proven to kill Covid-19 is offered, with clients receiving a display certificate on completion. This service, Jericho says, is proving very important in rebuilding customer confidence.

If you would like a quotation for a deep clean service prior to re-opening premises, send mail to Jericho Cleaning. This service adheres to Public Health England and NHS protocols.

Miracle Laundry

KIngs Heath-based Miracle Laundry re-opens on the 1st June, operating Monday- Friday, from 10am – 4pm.

To make the business Covid-safe:

  • The laundry will be limited to two customers at a time.
  • Dry cleaning, service washes and ironing can be dropped off and collected when ready.
  • Payment by credit card only.
  • Cleaning stations available.
  • The laundry will be deep cleaned daily before opening.


MIracle Laundry: 282 Vicarage Road, B14 7NH, 0121 441 5431.

The Wood Shack

The Wood Shack’s online shop is open on a click and collect basis. All collections follow government guidelines regarding health and hygiene standards, as well as strict social distancing.

The Wood Shack offers timber for all kinds of building and DIY projects and all timber is reclaimed from building sites and other sources, making The Wood Shack not just excellent value but environmentally sound too. Every item of timber you buy at The Wood Shack would otherwise have ended up in landfill.

→ If you’re looking for scaffold boards The Wood Shack sells them for £1.10/ft. Send email with your requirements and The Wood Shack will get back to you to arrange the order. Alternatively, for general Wood Shack stock enquiries send this email.

The Wood Yard — Jericho’s retail yard for timber — will be re-opening in the next few weeks. Keep an eye on its Wood Shack Facebook page or website for details.

The ReUsers

The extremely popular Jericho ReUsers rescues, restores and recycles second-hand items. Jericho is currently planning for the safe reopening of its ReUsers retail stores in Sutton Coldfield and Balsall Heath and will post updates on its ReUsers Facebook page.

In the meantime selected items are still being offered in its ReUsers eBay shop.

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We hope you’ll agree with us that to see determined social enterprises such as Jericho’s adapting and reopening is great news. We also thought that anyone struggling with the practicalities — and the responsibility — of Covid-safe reopening might find something reassuring in this.

 Find out more about all of Jericho Foundation’s social enterprises.

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Birmingham UK. Freelance research, evaluation and policy consultant specialising in social enterprise and the third sector. I maintain the BSSEC blog and website

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