Good news for people with mental illness to access work placements

One group of disadvantaged people are those who suffer who have suffered fron serious mental illness. Their chances of finding or keeping a job are drastically reduced compared to others.
I recently had the pleasure of visiting Gofal Cymru’s GAteway Project in Newport.
This excellent scheme is helping people who suffer or have suffered from serious mental illness by providing them with much needed opportunities such as work placements, training and self-confidence workshops.
I asked the Minister for Local Government and Social Justice if he would engage with local government and other public bodies to encourage and facilitate such placements.
I am pleased to say that he did not disagree and I look forward to chasing progress on this.

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