Richard Beard, Chief Executive, represented the Jericho Foundation at the ‘Celebrating Civil Society in the Midlands Reception’ on Wednesday 29th March. The event was held at No 10 Downing Street and was hosted by Rob Wilson MP, the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Civil Society, who was standing in for Theresa May. The reception was attended by a variety of charities, social enterprises and faith leaders delivering social impact in the West Midlands.
The Prime Minister has been vocal in her support of those with mental health issues and also the benefits of supported employment. The Jericho Foundation provides a wide range of support to people with mental health problems, including information, advice, guidance, personal development and training. Jericho also helps vulnerable individuals get back into a variety of roles such as supported employment, apprenticeships and volunteering opportunities in the organisation’s eight social enterprise businesses.
Richard said “We were delighted that Mr Wilson gave a special mention to the Jericho Foundation in his speech. We will continue with our mission to provide post-National Referral Mechanism support to the survivors of modern slavery. One thing which would assist these brave people would be the confirmation of conclusive grounds guaranteeing benefits eligibility.”
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