The Josephine and Jack Project (JJP)
  The Josephine and Jack Project (JJP)

Our team

The Josephine and Jack Project consists of an experienced team of Trustees

and Workshop Facilitators supported by the J&J Social Club

Barbra Robson - Chair of Trustees

I was the Chief Executive of Them Wifies between 2009-2015, Josephine and Jack was a huge part of Wifies work so I am very familiar with the aims and the ethos of the new charity.

I have a diverse range of experience including community regeneration, arts and culture and working with children and young people.




Claire Murphy-Morgan - Trustee


Claire is Artistic Director for Monkfish Productions CIC, and was Arts Manager for Josephine & Jack at Them Wifies from 2006-2015.  Claire's main role as a Trustee is to support the development of a strategic approach in ensuring that the views and aspirations of people with learning disabilities shape current and future project delivery.



Thomas Doukas - Trustee


Thomas is the Head of Inclusive Research & Involvement at Choice Support. His role is key, for the development of inclusive research and involvement aiming to improve the lifestyles and citizenship for the people with disabilities by influencing policy and strategy.



Simon James -  Chief Executive
Simon first started working with Jack at Them Wifies in 2014.He managed the tranisition to the new charity in 2016 and now has

overall responsibility for the strategic development and operational management of the project.






Ali Banks - Course Leader



Ali studied art before working as a Health and Social Care Coordinator for Newcastle City Council. She had led courses in health and relationships and nutrition which was when she first met Josephine many years ago. Ali has worked on art projects and exhibitions promoting the work of learning disabled adults amongst many other things and has recently joined the Josephine and Jack team. 



Martine D'Ellard - Course Leader


Martine is a drama facilitator and has worked with Josephine (and occasionally Jack) since 2013, on numerous projects around wellbeing and sexual health. She also works for Sensory Spaces, providing arts activities for disabled children and young people.



Kate Lockhart - Course Leader


Kate trained as an actress and director at Newcastle Performance Academy in 2009 and her first job out of uni was working for Them Wifies. This is when she was first introduced to Josephine. Since then she has worked for many different organisations as actor, director & facilitator and is now very happy working with Josephine again at JJP

Michael Lockhart - Course Leader


Michael  started working with Jack at Them Wifies back in 2012. Since then he has delivered sessions with Jack all over the North East and loves meeting the guys involved. He also works as a drama facilitator at the Live Youth Theatre in Newcastle.


John Quinn - Course Leader


John started working with the Jack and Josephine project in 2018. He is a freelance digital artist making work for galleries, theatres and festivals. He makes films and animations with youth and community groups and leads a youth theatre in the Tyne Valley for Mortal Fools. He’s also a Thrive practitioner and trainer and is excited to be part of the JJP team.

Tom Roy - Course Leader


Tom has been working with Jack since 2013 .He is involved in joint work with Josephine and Jack delivering workshops in schools and helps to facilitate the J &J Social Club. Tom also works for Body Positive North East delivering HIV  awareness training . He was delighted to be awarded Newcastle Sexual Health Worker of the Year 2016 . 



Viv Wiggins - Course Leader


Viv is an actor/drama facilitator and first started working with Josephine at Them Wifies in 2012.  Since then she and Josephine have been on some amazing journies together, helping many ladies with advice,  confidence and self-esteem.


She is Co-Director of Monkfish Productions and looks forward to seeing what Josephine,  Jack and the team achieve on the next phase of their adventure!



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The Josephine and Jack Project 

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39 Pilgrim St

Newcastle Upon Tyne



0191 261 5555


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