A project initiated by

Steve Hodgkins

Jobs Friends & Houses


Steve Hodgkins is the founder of Jobs, Friends & Houses (JFH) – a social enterprise offering employment, peer support and accommodation to ex-offenders.

A serving police sergeant and officer of 27 years, he is also a nationally trained Crisis and Hostage Negotiator.  He is now on a full–time secondment from Lancashire Constabulary to lead JFH.

Steve is an independent steering group member for arts organisation LeftCoast and has been chairman of trustees for Carers Trust Fylde Coast for two years.

JFH offers opportunities in the arts to its team members, seeing them take photography classes and join a national arts production.

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