To transform the Jericho Road, we need resourceful collective action, supported by a caring state and a responsible market.
Jericho Road Solutions helps local leaders make better neighbourhoods and influences government, funders and corporates to make that easier.
The Jericho Road is a two-way street linking practice and policy, neighbourhood and national perspectives, to unlock the hidden resources for local transformation.
All neighbourhoods need TLC, most of them don’t get it. Does yours?
What do you love about it? What’s precious?
What’s wrong with it? And why?
What could it be like? What would that take?
What are you prepared to do about it?
Jericho Road Solutions brings a wealth of experience to support local transformation.
NEIGHBOURHOOD COACHING Helping local leaders make change without burning out
NATIONAL INFLUENCE Working with national organisations on policy & programmes to make neighbourhood work easier
SOCIAL SALON Creating spaces for enlightening conversations in mixed company. Find out more…
Leon Reis - South Parade Trust
"Jess re-energised me. She told us in a day what might have taken us at least another year to work out for ourselves. Plus she has a network of top professionals we can tap into. But Jess gave us still more than that. She not only had the knowledge; she also came packed with wisdom, clarity and judgement. She is a very smart cookie indeed, and tough – but also a nice person to work with who lightens the load."
Erika Rushton - Islington Mill
Our team at Islington Mill had dismissed Heritage Lottery Funding as an early enquiry had advised we were ineligible. With Jess's support that proved not to be the case - our successful HLF bid would not have happened without her personal grasp of what Islington Mill offers. Her early support allowed us to really understand and explain its heritage value."
Steph Perrie - Jericho Wharf Trust, Oxford
“Jess supported Jericho Wharf Trust by helping us with our strategic fundraising plan. Like many community groups, we are doing this for the first time so the support from Jess was very timely and gave us the confidence we needed.”
Julia Hilton - Hastings Green Party
"Just read your article on Facebook and I wanted to say a huge thank you for all your work on this and all the other imaginative proposals you have brought to this town. Your creative way of thinking about how to engage people in being part of positive solutions to the problems we face is an absolute inspiration to me."
Matilda Lawrence-Jubb - 2018 Year Here Fellow
“I just wanted to write to say thank you for coming in to do the workshop, talking about your experiences and giving us practical advice about our projects.
You were such a humble force of nature and we really respected that you were vulnerable and honest with us too about failure and picking yourself back up and carrying on. It resonated massively.”
Andy Donald - Director of Regeneration & Major Projects, LB Brent
"I know that with your drive and commitment you will find success in the future, and that you will be an asset to those local leaders who you end up working with.
Thank you for all you have done in helping to establish the Meanwhile Foundation – we have learnt much from that journey here in Brent and I have very much enjoyed working with you in the brief time since we met."
Vicki Papworth - Director, UK Community Foundations
"I’ve known Jess for 5 years, in a number of professional relationships, including, at first, a line management one. Her style has always been to mix a hefty dose of inspiration with a supportive but challenging approach. Not only did I learn from her, I learned about myself. Whenever I think about Jess, I think about her positive energy and determination to make change happen on the ground."
Eleanor Lee - Granby4Streets CLT
"We'd like to thank Jess for her unfailing support, words of wisdom and
undauntable spirit. Not sure if there is such a word as undauntable - but seems an appropriate one to me."
Vidhya Alakeson - former CEO, Power to Change
"I worked with Jess in a number of different capacities during my time at Power to Change and she never failed to inspire and challenge me in the best possible ways. It was a privilege to be able to see the catalytic role that Jericho Road Solutions played in the development of the White Rock area of Hastings over a number of years, with something new being added to the community's portfolio of management and ownership every time I visited. Eventually, after five years or so, Power to Change was fortunate to have Jess join the Board through which she could bring her hands on experience to the organisation's strategic challenges and the organisation was all the better for it. In my experience, Jess will never tell you what you want to hear but she will always tell you what you need to hear and will stay by your side until you're ready to respond to it. That advice, wisdom and commitment is invaluable."