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Ministerial visit

Minister with Thames Reach trainee Natsuba
Minister with Thames Reach trainee Natsuba

19 June 2015

Communities Minister Marcus Jones MP visited the Thames Reach Employment Academy in Camberwell this week to see services in action helping the long term unemployed and formerly homeless people find work.

One of the services he visited was the Thames Reach Moving In Moving On (MIMO) painting and decorating project which is helping formerly homeless men and women by giving them the chance to work in a team, develop their self-confidence and learn new skills.

He met up with the trainees including Natsuba Ankrak (pictured) who was enjoying her first day on the course.

Communities Minister Marcus Jones said: “Tackling and preventing homelessness and rough sleeping is a key priority for the Government. I was delighted to meet the team behind the Thames Reach Employment Academy and see at first hand the positive and inspiring work they’re doing to help people out of homelessness and take the first steps towards employment.”

Jeremy Swain, Thames Reach Chief Executive, said: “We were delighted to take the Communities Minister around the Thames Reach Employment Academy and were particularly pleased that he had an opportunity to speak with people using our services.

“We look forward to working with him and his colleagues over the coming months as we seek to reduce levels of homelessness in the UK.”