I was delighted to be invited to Places for People to take a look around Mill Bank Welling Centre - a building that I last visited many years ago whilst MEP for Lancashire!
I was shown around the facility by Becky Mayman, Services Manager and had the opportunity to view one of the residential units that was currently unoccupied and undergoing refurbishment.
I also spoke with a current resident who found herself homeless with young children after a relationship breakdown. The Centre does amazing work supporting vulnerable families in need of emergency accommodation in Preston and helping them to move on. Many of those that do move onto permanent accommodation stay in touch and often attend community events such as Chinese New Year and Eid parties.