Where it all started ….
JAC have been out on the street in Woodley since 1998 and our first ever vehicle was the much-loved red bus! Over the years our detached work has spread to the areas of Wokingham, Earley, Crowthorne, Newtown, Wales, Canada (JAC international!) and we are in the process of establishing a team in Bracknell.
We currently have detached teams out regularly in Woodley on a Wednesday afternoon and on a Friday afternoon and evening and in Earley on Friday evenings.
Why is detached work important?
Our detached work has always been our first point on contact with young people. We meet them on ‘their turf’ and have the privileged of walking with them, getting to know them and supporting them in their struggles. With consistency, time, a listening ear and a non-judgemental attitude and of course hot chocolate – we have witnessed incredible change in young people and have built relationships with some that have spanned 20 years.