Iain Duncan Smith MP visited one of our centres on Friday 22 June to find out more about some of our community programmes tackling unemployment and supporting communities.
The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions visited our Paradox Centre, where he met local residents benefiting from our services.
Mr Duncan Smith took part in an interview skills session, offering advice to a group of young residents applying for places on a CBHA apprenticeship scheme.
"I spoke to a number of participants at this Peabody centre and the overwhelming consensus was that the centre provides an invaluable service to the local community," said Mr Duncan Smith.
"During my visit, I was particularly pleased to see a workshop giving young people advice on how to conduct themselves during job interviews.
"It is vital that young people get this sort of employment support as we all know how tough the job market is at the moment and applicants need all the help they can get."
Read more about the Iain Duncan Smith visit on the Chingford Guardian website.
Attendees, including Stephen Howlett, also heard from Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities (SFSC) graduates, who described the positive impact of the free 13-week programme.
SFSC aims to support parents living in economically and socially disadvantaged areas of London.
Find out more about the SFSC programme.
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