First Place for Southern Co-op Partnership

Our Partnership with The Southern Co-op has been recognised with a national award at the Third Sector Business Charity Awards.

Announced on Wednesday, May 27th, the award saw SSJ and the Southern Co-op succeed in the short-term partnership award for the Love Your Neighbourhood programme. We are extremely proud to be judged to be the best by judges in a category that had such strong competition.

Judges said it was ‘a strong submission with sizeable impact’ and that ‘both partners should be commended on fantastic and meaningful collaboration’.

The two organisations have been in partnership since early 2019 after colleagues at Southern Co-op’s head office voted for SSJ to become their charity partner of the year with a focus on tackling local crime, drug and alcohol addiction, and of course, homelessness.

CEO of the Society of St James, Trevor Pickup, says: “We are delighted to have been awarded the Short-term Partnership Business Charity Award alongside our partner Southern Co-op. We look forward to making our neighbourhoods even safer through our partnership over the months ahead and bringing more benefits for the staff across organisations, our service users, and the communities in which we operate”.

Michelle Jeffery, Business Development Manager, added: “Winning this award is a real credit to all involved and that is a lot of people. The staff from both organisations have truly got behind the initiative and are really embracing the close working and creativity to come out of it.”


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