One of our 16+ services in West London invited their local MP, Andy Slaughter, to visit the home so he could find out about the work St Christopher's do in his constituency.
Staff spoke to Andy about some of the challenges young people face, especially relating to securing housing benefit and universal credit. He was really interested in finding out what support we offer to young homeless people and was impressed by our recent success stories.
Andy was particularly keen to hear about our recent work with unaccompanied asylum seeking children arriving as part of the Dubs agreement. We pulled an empty building back into use with only limited notice and organised welcome packs for every young person to help them settle in.
In fact he was so impressed by what he saw at Fielding Road that he mentioned his visit and praised St Christopher's good work at the debate on the Dubs amendment in Parliament.
As well as being the Labour MP for Hammersmith, Andy also serves on his party's front bench as Shadow Justice Secretary.
Well done to Service Manager Aisling Madden for arranging this visit!