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Apprenticeships: the way forward

Last week I was lucky enough to spend some time with a group of young apprentices in Downham. Tom, Bradley, Dominic, Michelle and Maria are all taking part in a painting and decorating scheme which is funded jointly by Lewisham Council and Phoenix Community Housing. A few months ago, I was involved in securing funding for this scheme [...]

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Bromley & Downham Youth Club

It was a real pleasure to visit the Bromley & Downham Youth Club this evening and to see how Lewisham Council money is put to good use for local youngsters. The Club was heaving and is testament to the excellent range of activities on offer and the dedication of the Club’s Trustees. The boxing gym was packed [...]

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Supporting Young Victims of Crime

I joined Bridget Prentice MP at Lewisham Police Station last week for a government announcment on extra funding to support young victims of crime. Young people are more likely to be a victim of crime than adults and I think it’s really important to make sure that the right sort of support is in place so that young [...]