David Evennett, MP for Bexleyheath and Crayford, paid a visit to the First Step Trust in School Lane, Welling, on Friday afternoon (16 September).
Mr Evennett met with Warren Cox, the Bexley Project Manager, to find out about training and employment that they offer to people experiencing mental health problems, disabilities or other disadvantages.
First Step Trust’s Bexley project offers work opportunities in a variety of sectors, including painting and decorating, gardening and grounds maintenance, landscaping and fencing, contract cleaning and office administration.
Mr Evennett said “I was impressed with the innovative and engaging way in which First Step Trust Bexley teaches people new skills and helps them get into work. I believe that their project provides real benefits to those who might otherwise find it difficult to find a job. I wish them continued success”.