Today at 12.30pm I am going to be outside Middlesbrough job centre, speaking out about the benefit sanctions regime. It is part of a national day of campaigning called #no2sanctions. I thought I’d share with you why I am speaking out. I used to run an organisation that worked with some of our communities most … Continue reading Speaking out against benefit sanctions
I remember in the early days of starting A Way Out, the charity I was a part of founding in 2002; we spent a long time working out what our name should be. You see a name is important. Without a name, you can’t register for a bank account, you can’t apply for funding, you … Continue reading What is in a name?
My name is Jessie Joe Jacobs and if you have been following my journey over the last few months, you will know that in April I handed over my role as chief executive of A Way Out, the women and young peoples charity that I had been running for the last 12 years. It was … Continue reading What Jessie Jacobs did Next?