Dudley MP Ian Austin will visit a local project to help disadvantaged young people find work and somewhere to live this Friday.
He will join the Foyer Project’s Chief Executive Jane Slowey to meet young people using the service at 6 Dixons Green Road, Dudley DY2 7DH at 10:30am on Friday 4th September.
The Foyer Project is a national organisation with a local base provided by the Churches Housing Association of Dudley and District (CHADD). The project offers disadvantaged young people safe, affordable accommodation as well as personal development and training.
The project aims to give young people the confidence to live independently and new skills to help them find employment.
Ian Austin said:
“We need to make education and skills our number one priority in Dudley because it’s the only way that we will attract new investment and jobs to the area.
“The Foyer Project does brilliant work offering new skills and training to local young people who have missed out on education earlier in life.
“Long-term youth unemployment is three times the national average in Dudley, so I want a jobs guarantee to offer starter jobs to every young person that had been out of work for more than a year.”