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Jeremy Lefroy MP meets with SARH chief executive Karen Armitage and volunteers, staff and partner organisations working at the Community Resource Centre.

Stafford MP praises community resource centre

A CENTRE helping Stafford people to find employment and training been praised by a local MP during a visit on Thursday, August 25.

Jeremy Lefroy MP met with customer volunteers, work placement students and staff working at Stafford and Rural Homes’ Community Resource Centre at Greyfriars.

“This Community Resource Centre is a vital part of Stafford and Rural Homes’ work in the Borough.  I would like to thank all the volunteers, students and staff who make such an invaluable contribution day in and day out, to its work.

“I spoke this morning to people who help organise parties for children, clubs for young people and who teach English and computer skills.  These are just some of the activities supported by Stafford and Rural Homes,” said Mr Lefroy.

Representatives from SARH’s partners including Stafford Borough Council, Next Step and other training providers explained to Mr Lefroy they are working together to create more learning and employment opportunities.

Since it was launched in May 2008 the Community Resource Centre has benefited hundreds of local people by offering free IT facilities and playing host to a number of customer events and training sessions.

“The event was a chance to show Mr Lefroy how SARH is working hard to offer a range of work experience, apprenticeships, voluntary work, industrial placements and free learning for local people across the borough,” said Karen Armitage, Chief Executive of Stafford and Rural Homes.

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