We believe that the people we work with can and should hold a key voice in the charity and support the design and delivery of services where possible. The Let’s Talk programme aims to establish a long-term organisational approach to engagement; allowing people with a lived experience of homelessness to shape our existing services and enable their voices to be heard on policy and practice throughout the charity.
We host a variety of small group social events, workshops and one-to-one sessions facilitating meaningful interaction with our clients, ensuring that there is a genuine representation of those with lived experience on every level.
Unju has been working at JCT and supporting homeless and vulnerably housed people for over 4 years. She has a talent for connecting with new clients and initiating a vibrant calm in the busy scenes of our resource hubs.
As a key player in the transformation of our day centres throughout the covid pandemic she is now responsible for facilitating our ‘Let’s Talk’ co-production projects in London and Coventry.
Originally from South Korea, Unju has a passion for cooking, conversation and creating environments where people come alive with laughter and hope.
Never one to forget a birthday, she can often be found secretly drafting personalised birthday cards and decorating cupcakes for spontaneous celebrations. She is also a gifted storyteller – something that is proving to be a powerful catalyst in inspiring the homeless women she works with as they share their own stories.
As one client recently commented:
“The group is lovely. She really pays attention to detail and tries to make the whole place and experience beautiful. It’s rare to be somewhere where you know people have thought about you so carefully. It’s a safe and inspiring place to be and we love hearing the stories. It helps you forget about all the bad.”