On Monday morning local charity Furniture Now! were very happy to welcome cabinet office minister, Francis Maude to view their training center on the Britland Estate, Eastbourne. He also took the time to meet with the learners, volunteers and apprentices hearing their stories.
During the visit, Francis Maude, MP for Horsham, was given a tour of the center, viewing all of the services being provided to help and support the local community. He also joined in with a training session on ‘Creative Crafts with Wood’ as well as spending time engaging with many volunteers and apprentices, hearing how Furniture Now! has helped and supported them towards employment.
MP Francis Maude said “It‘s fantastic to visit Furniture Now! It is bringing together support and training to give people the best chance of a job and at the same time provides support for vulnerable families. This is the big society in action!”