Our mission is to help local leaders make better neighbourhoods and influence government, funders and corporates to make that easier.

The Jericho Road is a two-way steet linking practice and policy, neighbourhood and national perspectives, to unlock the hidden resources for local transformation

Get in touch to see how we can help.


We care, viscerally, about neighbourhoods – the way some people care about ‘families’. We believe in solidarity, tolerance, openness and, most of all, the power (and hard work) of collective action.

Our values are:

  • Compassion – we feel for each other, not for charity but for solidarity
  • Equity – no decisions about us without us. ‘Exalt the valleys and lower the mountains’ so that people are able to make change on their own terms.
  • Integrity – approach challenges with good faith, saying what we mean and meaning what we say.
  • Courage – failure is the development cost for the next success, so have a go anyway!


Jericho Road is led by Jess Steele who has 25 years experience of working intensively with local neighbourhoods and at national level to support neighbourhood development.

Read more here: Jess Steele CV