Government funds centre to help homeless gain jobs

A
specially designed training centre that will teach homeless people catering
skills is set to receive almost half a million pounds funding from the
Government.

The
Office of the Deputy Prime Minister has awarded a £475,000 grant to the
initiative, which aims to get 30 homeless people back into employment through
the catering industry.

The
showpiece of the scheme will be a 100-cover restaurant which will combine
catering professionals with homeless and ex-homeless trainees, who will develop
industry skills with a view to gaining full-time employment.

The
centre, based at Hoxton in London, will offer a range of support and training
facilities to improve the vocational skills of the students.

www.trainingforlife.org.uk

By Ross Wigham

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