Stride praises local charity for helping people back into work

The work and pensions secretary was visiting Work Avenue in Church End

Work and pensions secretary Mel Stride and candidate for Hendon Ameet Jogia visit Church End charity Work Avenue
Mel Stride (left) and Ameet Jogia (right) – (Credit – Ameet Jogia for Hendon)

A cabinet minister has praised the work of a local charity that helps people get back into work during a visit on Monday.

Work and pensions secretary Mel Stride was visiting Work Avenue, which is based in Redbourne Avenue in Church End, with Conservative Candidate for Hendon Ameet Jogia. 

Stride said: “Thanks to organisations like Work Avenue there are four million more people in jobs since 2010, and 700,000 more children growing up with a parent in work. This shows that our Back to Work Plan is working and with our next generation of welfare reforms we are going even further.”

Jogia said the success of Work Avenue’s services, which include career counselling and skills training, showed the importance of local charities in building community values and supporting young people. 

He added that Work Avenue: “not only helps people find new local opportunities, but it helps empower people to start their own businesses. It supports businesses to attract the right type of people to inspire and grow their new initiatives.”

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