Jericho wins prestigious Centre for Social Justice award

Staff and volunteers outside JERICHO’s ReUsers social enterprise in Sutton Coldfield

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Leading Birmingham-based social enterprise Jericho has been awarded the coveted Work and Welfare award by the highly regarded Think Tank, the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ). The award took place as part of this year’s CSJ Digital Awards 2020.

The news was announced by Bear Grylls on the CSJ’s website and social media feeds on Monday 14th September, during CSJ’s first ever digital awards week. You can watch the announcement here.

The CSJ Awards — in partnership with The Telegraph — are an annual, high profile award ceremony that honours the best grassroots, poverty-fighting charities and social enterprises across the UK. The Work and Welfare award is designed for organisations who help people get back onto their feet and into work. 

Jericho CEO, Richard Beard said, “We couldn’t be more thrilled to win the Centre for Social Justice’s Work and Welfare award. Our burgeoning relationship with the CSJ will support our mission to ensure the issues that affect people with barriers to employment and social inclusion are heard and represented at the highest level. This will ultimately mean that we can make an even greater impact above and beyond the individual lives of the people Jericho was established to support”.

Founded in 1993, Jericho actively supports people who are marginalised by society and face barriers to employment, to finding work and to achieving the personal fulfilment they deserve. Jericho believes in a just society where everyone has a chance to prosper. It operates a number of not-for-personal-profit social enterprises which offer great products and services, but with the added benefit that each time a customer buys from Jericho, they are supporting life-changing job opportunities for people who need them most.

The more money people spend with JERICHO, the more it can do to improve the lives of vulnerable people. “It’s that simple,” says Jericho, “and we are not stopping until we realise our vision of a world free from injustice and a future where people from all backgrounds can reach their full potential in work and in life.”

Jericho: breaking barriers, changing lives.

 

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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