Former homeless people question MP
Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Central Government, Communities
Former homeless people got to question their local MP about the issues they face when he visited a scheme in Stafford.
The tenants of Midland Heart's Eagle House also shared their experiences with Tory Jeremy Lefroy.
Eagle House provides temporary accommodation for single people aged 18-64 who are faced with homelessness.
“It was good to finally meet him and it was interesting to see what everyone else had to say, overall interesting,” said tenant Mark Allman.
Wendy Whitehouse, Midland Heart's inclusion services manager, said: “The visit went really well, the group talked about welfare reform and their experiences at the job centre. Mr Lefroy talked about employment opportunities in Stafford and had a good awareness of the issues that our customers in particular face."
The Stafford MP who has supported the prime minister’s vision for it to become the new norm for young people to either go to university or start an apprenticeship took part in a Q&A session about access to education and employment.