Simon has been in existence since 1963, when it was founded by Anton Wallich-Clifford and is widely recognised as a pioneering charity from which the homelessness sector as we know it today grew. The Simon Community has touched the lives of tens of thousands of people and over the decades has inspired those involved to set up similar projects addressing homelessness and social justice across the UK including St Mungo’s, the Cyrenians and Centre Point.
The Simon Community is a community of ex-street homeless people and live in volunteers who live and work together in London in order to transform the lives of everyone involved by running a wide range of outreach services to people still on the streets.
Our services are designed to make and sustain relationships with those most in need and those who are hardest to reach. We work with people who are let down by other routes and who are unable to maintain relationships with themselves, with others and with society. Our democratic community model has been honed over many decades and a framework of daily house meetings, shared tasks & shared values within a structured therapeutic group environment offers people the opportunity to learn or relearn the skills necessary to lead fulfilling, independent lives. This can be a very slow process that requires significant patience, with some people needing support for the rest of their lives.
We are looking for a kind and enthusiastic person to coordinate outreach services and promote implementation of Simon ethos in a practical sense through the residential and outreach projects. To apply please return your CV and cover letter to [email protected]