I was very pleased to visit the Nehemiah Project recently – a supported housing programme, which works primarily with addicts leaving prison, helping them to break free from addiction, crime and violence.
The Nehemiah Project operates in my constituency and does amazing work helping some of my most vulnerable constituents to turn their lives around by finding new jobs, apprenticeships or training , re-establishing themselves in the community and rekindling their relationships with their families. During my visit I was able to meet some of its residents and listen to their success stories, which I found truly inspiring.
I am truly grateful to The Nehemiah Project, its brilliant Chief Executive, Ms Kay Hunter Johnston, and all of her staff for their dedication and hard work. They do a wonderful job and have made a tremendously positive contribution to the lives of some of my most disadvantaged constituents. I hope they will be able to keep up the good work!